Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell took aim at soft-on-crime prosecutors on Thursday, saying that their actions threaten children.
The California lawmaker took to social media to respond to a story about a carjacker lifting a 2-year-old boy out of a stolen car and leaving him on the Oakland streets.
“My wife and I play these scenarios over in our head all the time,” Swalwell wrote. “We’ve practiced going out through the back seat to get our kids out of our car if we are carjacked.”
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Swalwell called out soft-on-crime prosecutors on Thursday over their actions. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
“This is not normal. Soft on violent-crime prosecutors are letting too many dangerous people threaten our kids,” he said.
Swalwell’s views deviate from those of many other Democrats, who tend to fully support such prosecutors due to their “reform-minded” nature.
Liberal billionaires have played a significant role in pushing many left-wing prosecutors into office in several cities nationwide. George Soros, for example, has devoted tens of millions of dollars to elect such candidates.
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Many Democrats back the kind of ‘reform-minded’ prosecutors Swalwell attacked. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, crime in Oakland, where the carjacker left the child on the streets that prompted Swalwell’s response, has seen a sharp uptick.
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Last year, violent crime rose 21% in the city, robberies increased by 38% and burglaries jumped 23%, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.