The 2020 election is in full swing.
Democrats are jumping at the opportunity to take on President Trump.
But a top Democrat won’t be one of those after their big secret went public.
For a brief time, there was nobody the media was fawning over more than Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The South Bend, Indiana Mayor is a young gay man looking to take on President Trump in 2020.
With constant appearances on mainstream media outlets, the media is doing everything in their power to prop him up.
But like many Democrats, he has a lot to hide.
As it turns out, Buttigieg’s history as mayor of South Bend isn’t one to be bragging about.
A new report from the Washington Free Beacon exposes one of his signature proposals failing spectacularly.
In 2013, Buttigieg’s city was facing an epidemic of violence, with a number of gruesome gang shootings.
Just the year before, 18 people were killed in gun violence in one summer, so he announced a new task force to put an end to it.
“We have to send the message that one violent crime in our city is one too many. We cannot tolerate another summer like last summer,” he announced during his 2013 State of the City address.
His solution was to start a data-driven anti-violence commission led by the city’s police chief, called the South Bend Group Violence Intervention (SBGVI).
During their first 2013 meeting, Buttigieg boldly stated that the commission will put an end to the violence, saying:
“The community will not tolerate this anymore. There will be serious consequences if you do not change. We have help for you if you’re willing to change.”
His plan involved sending a strong message to the most likely to commit violence that their violence will not be tolerated, essentially a message stating, “end the violence, or else.”
His The strategy was to have police profile social circles containing those most likely to offend, and then having them attend meetings, known as “call-ins” where mentors would work alongside those most likely to offend to help them out.
Despite the strategy in full effect, the violence didn’t come to an end, including having a violent shooting occur during a prayer vigil attended by Buttigieg and around 100 other community members.
And then things got worse for Buttigieg in 2014, when Issac Hunt Jr., a member of his task force and a so-called “reformed felon” was arrested on domestic violence charges, as well as possessing an illegal handgun.
Despite the incident, Buttigieg continued to claim that his task force is working, and it will just take time for any real change to be seen.
Well, it’s been six years, and the numbers aren’t looking good.
This year alone, there have been 76 injuries or deaths from shootings, which is the same level as when the task force formed in 2013.
These are the sort of things that Buttigieg has to show for his many years as Mayor of South Bend.
And they aren’t going to look very good when the election really kicks into gear.
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