PoliticsFriday 10.14.22

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) says some cities operate like "third-world countries" when handling crime.

While speaking at an event to grant relocation bonuses to police officers, Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, compared crime in some other states like that of third-world countries. The increase in crime has been an important issue to voters and a primary topic of discussion on the campaign trail as it gets closer to the Midterm elections. The topic of “defunding the police” has been a prominent talking point for Republican candidates and there have been intense debates between candidates surrounding crime and police.

DESANTIS: “You want to have safe streets, you want to have safe communities. That used to be something in this country that we universally expected and had in most places. Now, you've seen that really erode particularly, over the last few years. You have some places in this country that are operated almost like third world countries with the crime, just totally out of control. And what happens is when that happens, the whole society starts to fray.”

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