Tucker Carlson: Crime surge, collapse of law and order equates to ‘a war on the population’

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson laid bare the violent crime spreading through the nation like a pestilence, and said he believes the unchecked villainy to be “a war on the population.”

(Video: Fox News)

“Imagine Dystopia,” he began. “Dystopia is a world where the police will not protect you. They refuse. And at the same time, you are not allowed to protect yourself. So, who does that leave in charge? Who runs a world like that? Well, young men with guns. They’re in charge— the cruelest and most violent element of any society, the people with the least to lose, the shortest time horizons, the shallow reservoirs of impulse control.”

“People like that have all the power,” the host said on Tuesday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“You have no power and that means that everything you have is theirs. That’s the end of civilization. It exists in pockets around the world, Mogadishu, famously, but if you think it’s confined to Mogadishu, you haven’t been to Chicago lately,” he continued.

“This past Friday, just before noon, a 30-year-old man called Ryan King walked out of a gym in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Bucktown is a former Polish enclave just west of Lincoln Park. That’s one of the nicest parts of the city,” Carlson explained.

“But local news accounts suggest a very different reality. ‘Shots fired during Bucktown robbery. Man shot during robbery attempt in Bucktown. Bucktown couple shares account of armed robbery.’ and so on and on, many stories like this. Ryan King probably wasn’t thinking of armed robbery as he walked out of the gym on Friday. It was broad daylight,” the Fox News host went on.

“Again, broad daylight, middle of the day, nice neighborhood in one of America’s biggest cities. So, what happened next? Well, according to reporting by CWB Chicago, just minutes after Ryan King was threatened with death for daring to walk outside in his own neighborhood, Chicago police spotted the gunman’s vehicle, but there was nothing they could do about it. Their supervisor ordered them not to pursue it, so the criminals just drove off and, of course, they committed more violent crimes.”

Carlson went on to explain that within hours of that incident, 16 more robberies were reported, all executed by what police believe to be two armed gangs. He added that incredibly, only 12 percent of crimes reported in Chicago lead to arrests; the lowest level recorded in Chicago’s history.

(Video: Fox News)

“In Chicago right now, taxpayers are more likely to be the victims of crime than criminals are to be punished for it. So, the question is, why would anyone in Chicago pay taxes? You’d have to be a masochist to do that and pretty soon only the masochists will be,” Carlson contended.

“So, how did this happen? It’s no mystery. There are many threads, but George Soros is a big one. Soros paid for this to happen. Soros backed a prosecutor called Kim Foxx, who turns Chicago over to the most vicious people who live there—not the decent, good people in all neighborhoods—the most vicious, antisocial people, the ones who truly don’t care about others, who are willing to kill people for their shoes or their car, the worst people, and they run things now,” he continued.

And it’s just a continuation of a left-winged theme …

“The federal government also played a role and you probably didn’t know what was happening. Over the eight years of the Barack Obama administration, the Department of Justice forced more than a dozen police departments around the country to introduce something called ‘consent decrees.’ Chicago was one of them. The Obama administration began an investigation into the Chicago Police Department and they got a consent decree,” he told viewers.

“Now, all of these decrees took the same form, they pronounced police departments guilty of racism if those departments disproportionately interact with African-Americans, regardless of whether those interactions were legally justified. In other words, the law is entirely irrelevant to the consent decree and so is reality itself.”

Carlson alleged that in the case of New Orleans, for example, the median response time for a 911 call is two hours. You read that right. Two hours.

“There’s no reason to have a government if the response time is two hours. Buy your own guns, establish your own order. That’s all going to be very soon. On a recent Friday night in that city, New Orleans, one third-year officer called Scott Fanning just quit mid-shift. Here’s how he described it: “That night I quit. There were over 40 calls holding when I logged into my computer, but there were only 35 patrol officers logged in for all eight districts in the city. Some nights there has literally been one person’ in a big, dangerous city.”

“But it’s not just New Orleans. All over the country, police officers are quitting and they’re not being replaced.”

“[Democrats leaders are] terrorizing the police with threats of prosecution if they do their jobs. That’s what the Democratic Party has done, and the effect has been what it was intended to be, depopulating police departments. Crime surged. So, in the end, they didn’t tell you this, but they succeeded in getting rid of the police,” he said.

“And now politicians are just admitting it out loud in a lot of places. They’ve decided just legalize crime. Here’s the mayor of Orland Park, Illinois, Keith Pekau, describing the state’s new “SAFE-T” Act:”

 As of January 1, 2023, the following things will go into effect and people need to be aware of this. It abolishes cash bail for almost every offense. This includes but isn’t limited to kidnaping, armed robbery, second degree murder, drug induced homicide, aggravated DUI, threatening a public official and aggravated fleeing and eluding and keep this in mind, businesses and homeowners: officers will no longer be able to remove trespassers from your residence or your businesses.


“Politicians in Illinois just legalized violent crime against you, and no one’s done anything about it. A lot of these people are going to be reelected in November. Really? How does that work? Where is the constituency for violent crime in this country, is there really one? Is there anyone who is for it other than like Kamala Harris, Ron Klain, and the ideologues who run this administration?” Carlson demanded.

“So why is this continuing? It’s been going on for more than two years since George Floyd died in Minneapolis, Memorial Day 2020. Why is it continuing? Why has no one stopped it?” he asked.

“Because there’s no one to stop it. Dad is gone. There is no one in charge with a normal testosterone level who’s willing to just say, “Mo, you’re not allowed to do this. I’m sorry. You can’t do that. That’s against the law. This is a country of laws. Nothing personal, we don’t care what you look like. That’s not allowed and if you do, we’re going to spank you hard so you don’t do it again.”

Carlson concluded, “In other words, no one has shown up with clear and reasonable rules and enforced them consistently. When that happens, everybody calms down. That’s true in the family, and it’s true in the nation. And if you don’t have that, you have chaos. Armed robbers suddenly have a right to be on your property. Murderers get out without bail. What are we looking at? We’re looking at a war on the population, and it’s time for real change. This is completely intolerable.”

Now that the radical Left own so much power, it turns out that “Escape from New York” is not just a classic John Carpenter film, but was a film ahead of its time as a cautionary tale for America.

Now, where is Snake Plissken when you need him?

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