On Tuesday, a terrifying surveillance video shows a Democrat candidate to Washington D.C.’s city council getting carjacked at night.
D.C. Metro Police Department shared snippets from the video, which showed a gunman leaping from an SUV to point a weapon at Nate Fleming.
Fleming runs for D.C. Council at-large.
“I’m shocked, angry and a bit embarrassed,” he said. “To be threatened at gunpoint is shocking, but I am not surprised to have been attacked given the crisis we are facing with carjackings and violence in general in our city.”
Fleming added that “increasing public safety” is part of his motivation to run for a council position.
VIDEO shows the horrifying moment in which a D.C. politician, and Council at Large candidate were carjacked at gunpoint. This was captured by surveillance. DETAILS: https://t.co/Z91ms3bqrU pic.twitter.com/sMe1k6B2cg
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) January 19, 2022
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Democrat Candidate Carjacked
It was just a few short months ago that Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar was implying that a rise in crime in major cities was due to law enforcement officers ‘not fulfilling their oath.’
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By contrast in D.C., Fleming praised police officers who “responded to this incident quickly and professionally.”
The Democrat went on to suggest his carjacking is evidence the city needs to address crime prevention through “stronger community-based policing.”
It is quite shocking to be threatened with gunpoint, however I don’t think it surprising that I was attacked due to the rise in carjackings in the city and the current crisis faced by young people. These criminals are becoming more and more young.
— Nate Fleming (@NateforDC) January 16, 2022
In a statement released to the press, Fleming points out that “crime rates in DC have skyrocketed over the last year,” something he attributes to an increase in guns throughout the city’s neighborhoods.
Washington, D.C., enforces strict gun laws.
This is for the media. Below are some facts about the afternoon carjacking that I experienced at gunpoint in NE DC. pic.twitter.com/5Epqx574MK
— Nate Fleming (@NateforDC) January 15, 2022
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Get rid of the police!
A year and a half after the council approved a plan to reduce the budget for police departments by $15 million, this carjacking occurred.
“The council, like all Americans, is grappling with undoing centuries of layered and systemic racism and its permutations throughout our society,” member Charles Allen said, according to the Washington Post.
“This budget reflects significant action and aligns with other sweeping reform this committee has undertaken, but it’s also one piece of a movement.”
That attempt at ‘undoing systemic racism’ by defunding the police can now be discussed in the context of Fleming, a black man, having been carjacked in a city where the majority of the victims of crime are African-American.
I am grateful to you all for your concern for me. That means a lot. It is imperative that we all work together in order to stop the violence and brazen acts of murders throughout our city. It affects all of us.
— Nate Fleming (@NateforDC) January 16, 2022
A Washington Post column in March indicates a commission to “reinvent policing” has some members seeking further cuts to the police department budget.
“Some members of the Police Reform Commission want the D.C. Council to consider cutting the police department’s $500 million budget in half over the next three to five years while reducing the number of officers through attrition,” they report.
A few months later, Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed hiring 170 additional officers to meet the city’s needs as they grapple with rising violent crime rates.
🚨“There’s backlash and a frustration.” Democratic strategist James Carville blames “stupid wokeness” for Democrat election losses. He says “these people need to go to a woke detox center”. Democrats, he’s talking about you. pic.twitter.com/rqzsTFw0tM
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2021
Democratic strategist James Carville blamed far-left progressives and their “defund the police” rhetoric for stunning election defeats across the board in November.
“I mean this ‘defund the police’ lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools, people see that,” Carville said. “And it really has a suppressive effect all across the country on Democrats.”