It stands to reason that, with a soft-on-crime Democrat in the White House, crime is out of control:

Gang mayhem cripples big area


Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers search door-to-door at scene of fatal shooting.
Thousands stranded, schools locked down as notorious group battles the LAPD after a drive-by killing.
By Richard Winton, Susannah Rosenblatt and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
February 22, 2008

A drive-by attack followed by a wild shootout between gang members and police shut down dozens of blocks of Northeast Los Angeles for nearly six hours Thursday afternoon, stranding thousands of residents, keeping students locked in their classrooms and leaving two people dead.

Veteran L.A. Police Department officials described the bizarre midday shootings — and the widespread disruption they caused — as highly unusual even in an area known for gang activity. It left the neighborhood littered with shell casings and its residents fearful.

I blame Clinton.