They say crime is down, but do we feel safer?
You can easily imagine this. You come out of a fastfood place to find an idling car behind your car, blocking you from backing out of your parking space.
What do you do? You can get in your car and wait, who knows how long, for the person to have the decency to move the car. Or you can ask them to move it; a perfectly reasonable course to take.
Except this is 2019 and asking someone to move their car can get you killed.
If my viewing of the surveillance tape is correct, that is what happened to a Lancaster man Thursday. Cops aren’t saying yet,
but it appears that Frank Borsotti is dead because he asked somebody to move their car in the parking lot of Jack-in-thebox on 10th Street West at lunchtime.
As shown on the surveillance tape, the passenger emerges from the car and sucker punches the 60-year-old grandfather, who falls to the pavement, never to get up.
Borsotti was pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital.
As I write, on Saturday morning, deputies have not yet captured the suspect. I will go out on a limb here — an exceedingly short limb — and predict that when they do capture him, we will learn that he has a criminal record.
Often in these cases, we find that suspects are on parole, and if they served even only 60% of their sentence, the victim would still be alive.
I could be wrong. But we’ve seen this so many times over the years. In the 1990s, so many innocent people were murdered by criminals with lengthy felony records — criminals who served only a meager fraction of their sentences and went back to commit the same crimes.
The people of California finally revolted and passed the Three Strikes law. Three felonies and you went away for 25 years to life.
Crime rates — true crime rates — plummeted, and California became markedly safer.
Unable to stand the prosperity, California liberals dismantled the tough crime laws. The liberal illogic? Crime is down, we don’t need tough measures.
No, crime because of measures. was the down tough