In the United States, since the COVID-19 pandemic irrevocably transformed political, social, and economic conditions within the nation, things have been far from stable. At the domestic level, soaring inflation has continued to crush the working class. Brought about by reckless government spending and the agenda promoted by President Joe Biden from the oval office, its effects have been widespread and damaging. The American middle class, historically the backbone of the national economy and the driving force behind domestic prosperity, continues to shrink. Crime levels have increased at alarming rates since progressive Democratic leaders in urban centers around the nation have implemented criminal “reform” policies which lessen the severity of “low-level” crimes. While violent crimes in cities dropped slightly in 2023 in comparison to the years 2021 and 2022, statistics remain above pre-pandemic levels.
A general distrust in law enforcement has also been sowed nationally, and tensions have been exacerbated between the police and ethnic minorities across America. Following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, race riots and widespread unrest gripped the cities across the nation. At the state and federal levels of public office, Democrat politicians seized on the opportunity to promote the “defund the police” agenda and helped to foment resentment against officers.
In Los Angeles, Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, was murdered while sitting in his police vehicle on Saturday, September 16th. Kevin Cataneo Salazar, aged 29, has been determined as the culprit. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Salazar’s mother, named Marie, claimed that her son suffers from mental illness. The woman stated that Salazar was diagnosed with schizophrenia five years ago and had been prescribed medication to mitigate the effects of the illness. His sister Jessica also reached out to the media, claiming that her brother had been admitted to psychiatric institutions for extended periods over the years. Despite this, the tragedy remains, and Clinkunbroomer, is mourned by his family and the entire community.