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Sen. John Kennedy outlined a multifaceted approach to stem the crime tide in Democratic-run cities nationwide Thursday on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
Kennedy called the mayors of these cities “clowns”, telling host Jesse Watters that their leadership “isn’t working”.
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They should “empower” their police, Kennedy added, explaining that “too many of our mayors think cops are more of a problem than criminals. They’re wrong.”
“Empower your cops, pay them, hire more. Support them when they have to do their job. Tell them to enforce all of our laws.”
Next, the senator advocated the removal of district attorneys who “see no evil, hear no evil, pursue no evil.”
From a longer-term perspective, Kennedy suggested that young criminals are more likely to go to prison as adults than to own a home or get married because of bad schools, among other reasons.
Mayors should “grow oranges” and improve their schools, he said, proposing that students should not be allowed to graduate from third grade until they can read.
Kennedy’s final strategy for reducing crime is for voters to be patient, “but only up to a point.”
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“To voters, I would say you deserve better. Demand it. Eat your vegetables, don’t pick them.”
Watters attributed voter apathy in the crumbling cities to a lack of “high self-esteem”, saying voters don’t think they deserve better.
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They “must step up and realize that they are worth more and deserve more”.