GOP Rep Mike Collins’ Staffer Robbed ‘at Gunpoint’ in DC

A staffer who works for Republican Rep. Mike Collins (R-GA) has been robbed in Washington D.C., according to reports.

The unnamed staffer and their friend were robbed “at gunpoint” early on Sunday morning, Collins revealed in a post on X.

“Early this morning, three men attempted to rob one of my staffers and a friend at gunpoint in Navy Yard,” Collins posted.

“One attacker took a watch, the other took a fist to the face.”

“Our nation’s capital has become a warzone because of pro-criminal policies peddled by D.C.’s government,” he added.

“Thank the good Lord, after fending off the assailants, both young men are safe.”

Data from the Metropolitan Police Department shows that crime has skyrocketed in D.C.

In 2023, violent crimes were up 39% in D.C. to 5,336, compared to 2022.

The nation’s capital also suffered 274 homicides in 2023, a record since 1997.

So far in 2024, violent crimes are down 26%.

This may be because lawmakers passed the Secure DC Omnibus bill and Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser signed it in March.

The legislation boosts investments in law enforcement after the police department was defunded following the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020.

It took effect immediately as an emergency act, but will also be implemented permanently.

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How quickly the tune has changed since 2020.

The death of career criminal George Floyd in police custody led to calls for “defunding” police.

It also led to lawmakers getting rid of cash bail and introducing other policies that only served to encourage more violent crime.

Hard-line “defund the police” activists have even pushed for prisons to be abolished.

It hasn’t taken long for cities like D.C., New York, and Philadelphia to see that the policies that have been in place for decades, if not longer, served a purpose and held back criminal activity.

The laxness of the criminal justice system is not sustainable, no matter what progressives and Democrats think.

In fact, laxity will lead to over-correcting autocracy, which could in fact be exactly what the Left wants.

Unbridled illegal immigration that sends the worst from other countries to the U.S. is exacerbating the crime problem here, in addition.

Most people are still law-abiding, making reasonable policies on crime effective if they are enforced and followed.

READ MORE – Biden Mulling Plan to Grant ‘Amnesty’ to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

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Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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