According to the online database Neighborhood Scout, the Mile-High City's crime rate surpassed those of New York City and Chicago. Numbers from the Denver Police Department that reflected increases in the number of crimes appeared to support this finding.
From January to mid-December 2022, there were a total of 6,810 cases of aggravated assaults, robberies and homicides. Three years ago, it was just 4,924. Property crimes vaulted to 42,100 during the same period, way above the 26,133 recorded in 2019.
Murder and assault rates in Denver are twice that of the national rate. Those for rapes and robberies in the city are three times the national rate. Overall, the crime rate for 2022 in the Centennial State was higher by 20 percent compared to that of 2008. (Related: 11 of the world's most violent cities are in the U.S. and they all have one thing in common — one party runs them.)
Incidentally, 2008 was the same year State Rep. Rob Witwer – a Republican – announced he would not seek re-election. According to analysts, he may have seen what was coming because the Gang of Four had already taken over Colorado's government.
The Washington, D.C.-based Capital Research Center recounted that back in the summer of 2004, four left-leaning Colorado multi-millionaires hatched a plot to aid the Democrats' ascent into power in the state. The members of the Gang of Four were Pat Stryker, granddaugher of the founder of medical technology company Stryker Corporation; Tim Gill, founder of software company Quark; Rutt Bridges, a geophysicist and petroleum executive; and incumbent Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who co-founded American Information Systems.
While not officially part of the group, former Colorado State University (CSU) President Al Yates was cozy with its members. This paid off for him, as CSU received millions of gifts from the four after they successfully flipped the state from red to blue.
According to the New American, the GOP held the executive and legislative branches in 2004. But by the November 2006 elections, the Democratic Party had already taken over. Since then, they have constructed a political infrastructure that has prevented the GOP from taking back the state.
Witwer wrote back in 2009: "In hindsight, what Colorado Democrats did was as simple as it was effective." He outlined four strategies that the Gang of Four and their Democratic allies did to take Colorado.
First, they built a robust network of nonprofits to replace the Colorado Democratic Party – then rendered obsolete by campaign finance reform. Second, they raised historic amounts of money from large donors to fund these entities. Third, they developed a consistent, topical message. Lastly, they put aside their policy differences to focus on the common goal of winning elections.
Once a red state, Colorado has turned blue in recent years due to changing demographics and a rising number of an unaffiliated bloc of voters leaning Democratic.
In 2000, Republicans captured 51 percent of the presidential votes, but that dropped to 42 percent in 2020. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado elected four Republicans and two Democrats in 2000. In 2020, it was only three Republicans and five Democrats.
However, Democratic leadership may be correlated to the high crimes in the city. The Daily Signal reported 27 of the top 30 most crime-ridden cities in the country are run by Democrats. Critics are worried that with far-left Democrats firmly in control, the outlook for Colorado appears to be very bleak.
Watch this video about Democratic-controlled cities experiencing violence and chaos.
This video is from the Arsenal of the King channel on Brighteon.com.