First lower violent crime rates than Charlotte, and second a severe affordable housing crisis.
Los Angeles 7.01/100,000
San Jose 3.08/100,000
New York 3.39/100,000
(based on 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting numbers)
Believe it or not, cities with higher costs of living (aka affordable housing shortages) have nowhere near crime rates of cities with affordable housing.
Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, New Orleans have numbers at 40 or higher.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles wants to turn Charlotte into a bug light for crime by pushing a social agenda that holds dear things like, affordable housing, bans on deportations, no bail for violent and repeat offenders.
Affordable housing is a big issue for Charlotte so let me repeat this fact: in cities where there is little affordable housing, violent crime is nearly non-existent.
Cities where living is cheap, sadly attract a social class that is prone to drugs, violence and crime.
The majoriy of New Yorker's apparently don't have the time for violent crime or drugs because they have to get up in the morning and go to work!
A double homicide on Lytham Drive seems out of character for a neighborhood on the door steps of Quail Hollow Country Club.
But the home apparently was a know drug house.
Janet Elizabeth Scronce one of the victims had a history of drug use with misdemeanor and felony priors for possession. She was also the mother of two childern.
|Janet Elizabeth Scronce Courtesy MCSO|
And while the statements given police are this was a disagreement over cleaning charges or something it is resonably clear this was a drug deal gone sour.
A 75 year old grandfather named Caldwell Cole is now in the custody of Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden, charged with her murder and that of Furahn Woods-Morrow aka Morrow Woods. Only some drug crazed grandpa would shoot three people over a bag of weed!
|Cladwell Cole Courtesy MCSO|
And yet, Charlotte's Mayor will not speak out about the surge in violent crime across the city because the action that needs to be taken to stop Charlotte from becoming Baltimore or Detroit goes against her political platform of no bail, no deportations and affordable housing.
The answer is to elect a mayor and city council that believes that lengthy incarceration of violent offenders and market priced housing is the only answer.