Crime “was the one issue left undebated during a campaign full of debates,” editorializes Investor’s Business Daily, but it may be one of the biggest issues faced by President Barack Obama. The newspaper cites a spike in bank robberies in some areas, and ATMs being stolen. Violence is also escalating in some places, with adult brawls at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants being reported Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio, and Michigan.
The editorial asserts that federal housing policies hare having an impact, citing a violent crime rise in the San Francisco suburb of Antioch supposedly due in part to “poor families receiving federal rental assistance” who have been moving in. The newspaper concludes that “Obama may have to deal with a crime wave the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades. We need policies that will fight it, not exacerbate it.”