Do Democrats oppose fighting crime in the cities they control?
GOP governors stir tension by increasing police patrols to fight violence in citiesThe only such tensions I have seen in Texas are the failed sanctuary city policies of some liberal jurisdictions. The resistance to immigration enforcement operations is shameful and has not enhanced public safety. In fact, it is releasing criminals back into the community. It actually makes no sense, because they say the policy is to encourage reports of crime, yet the new law does not target noncriminal illegal aliens. In other words merely reporting a crime will not result in deportation.
The response from governors in states such as Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and South Carolina follows rising homicides in some large cities, but the action has unsettled some residents and threatens to drive another wedge between officials in heavily Democratic cities and their Republican counterparts in statehouses and Washington.