'Mayor Pete' goes fully woke on hardcore drugs

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Pete Buttigieg (dark bkgrd)A presidential candidate who is considered by the left-wing media to be a “moderate” among his Democratic rivals has staked out a position on illegal drugs: no jail time for possessing any of them.  

"Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession,” Pete Buttigieg told The Des Moines Register newspaper.

He went on to claim there is a “public health” problem” and a “justice problem” that are more serious than jail time, since children are raised without parents who are behind bars.

Later in the interview, when someone from the Register asked whether Buttigieg was in favor of this across the board, the mayor replied, “That's right."

"It's interesting that he would propose to remove penalties for heavy narcotics when those things are so closely connected to crime," observes Micah Clark of AFA of Indiana.

DEA agents drug bustPointing to a July article in The Washington Free Beacon, Clark says violent crime has risen in South Bend ever since Mayor Buttigieg took office.

"It seems that a lot of police officers and people there think that if you stop them pursuing the drugs in the culture, then crime will only escalate because they're so heavily linked to each other," Clark continues. "So it's interesting that he has not governed very well as a major and yet his proposal for America would make things worse, just like they've gotten worse in South Bend."

Clark predicts that won’t sit well with many other Democrats in Indiana.

"Being soft on crime and ignoring America's drug problem,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and all the affects it has on families and schools and societal structure, is a huge mistake."

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