Los Angeles, California authorities warn people it’s not safe in their city. Detective Jamie McBride advised tourists not to visit because he feels the police force couldn’t protect them.
McBride told Fox News, “telling people ‘don’t visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now.” He went on to compare the city to the movie The Purge, “but instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, they have 365 days.”
There’s been an increase in robberies. The news outlet reports there were 200 robberies last week. Fox News points out that Moore and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said there were 14 arrests in connection with a series of smash-and-grab robberies dating back to late November. All 14 individuals taken into custody were later released due to the state’s zero-bail policy.
McBride put the blame on LA’s zero-bail policy, and according to him, this puts criminals back on the street “faster than the officers can finish the report.” He also said crime is increasing due to the city’s crime rates on different sentencing guidelines due to Proposition 47. Policing changes were made due to COVID-19, like the zero bail policy and the elimination of cash bail for low-level crimes.