Violent crime is on the rise, and not just in America’s major cities. We’ve seen the violent rioting and looting spread to the suburbs in places like Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Montana is also seeing an increase in violent crime, according to Montana’s US Attorney Kurt Alme. He joined us recently on the radio, and three things in particular stood out to me. First, he says the rise in violent crime is directly associated with the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions that have been in place since March. Second, he also talked about the shakeup in the meth markets and how the Mexican drug cartels are fueling the violence. And third, he says we need to do a better job of moving convicted offenders out of our county jails, and move them into the state prison system.