A few days ago, the Washington Post listed 16 U.S. cities that foreign governments issue travel warnings about due to their high levels of crime.
With policing a responsibility of local government in the United States, I decided to look up the mayors of these cities.
Do you notice a pattern?
Boston: Thomas Merino (Democrat)
New York: Michael Bloomberg (Independent), Mayor Elect Bil de Blasio (Democrat)
Washington DC: Vincent Gray (Democrat)
Baltimore: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Democrat)
Richmond: Dwight Clinton Jones (Democrat)
Cleveland: Frank G Jackson (Democrat)
Chicago: Rahm Emmanual (Democrat)
St Louis: Francis S Slay (Democrat)
Houston: Annise Parker (Democrat)
Atlanta: Kasim Reed (Democrat)
New Orleans: Mitch Landrieu (Democrat)
Miami: Tomas Regaldo (Republican)
Los Angeles: Eric Garcetti (Democrat)
El Paso : John Cook (Democrat)
Tim Andrews is Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance & Publisher of Menzies House.