Nearly one year after predicting Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election would bring about an end to violence in America, former senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) was mugged by reality.
In Boxer's case, reality took the form of an actual mugger who attacked her in broad daylight in Democratic governor Gavin Newsom's failed state of California. According to the former senator's Twitter account, Boxer was "assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured."
Rising violence fueled by public officials' reluctance to punish criminals is one of several reasons why people are fleeing the state of California in droves. San Francisco, for example, experienced a 140 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes during the first quarter of 2021. Violent crime and property crime are also on the rise, as the city's radical left-wing district attorney, Chesa Boudin, has enacted a laissez-faire approach to criminal behavior.
The attack on Boxer, 80, reportedly occurred near her home at around 1:15 p.m. on Monday and involved two young individuals, one who carried out the assault and another who drove a getaway car. "I'm really saddened by this experience because here is a grandma alone, on her phone, and two young people attacked," Boxer told a local CBS affiliate.
Boxer, who served four terms in the U.S. Senate and endorsed Biden for president in 2020, was presumably shocked that violent crime could still occur now that a Democrat is in the White House. In August of last year, for example, Boxer tweeted:
"In Trump's America heartbreaking violence is rampant because this president doesn't care about solving the crisis, doesn't understand how to bring calm out of chaos & actually is fomenting the divisions & violence. If you don’t like the violence in Trump's America vote #Biden2020."
Even if Biden cared about reducing violent crime, and wasn't beholden to the radical "Defund the Police" faction of the Democratic Party, state and local leaders in California have repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to treat crime as a serious issue.
Boudin, who is facing multiple recall campaigns, was raised by left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers after his parents were imprisoned for their role in an armed robbery that left three people dead. Multiple people have been killed on Boudin's watch after he declined to prosecute the perpetrators for violent crimes.
Former president Donald Trump responded to news of Boxer's misfortune in predictable fashion. "Former California Senator Barbara Boxer was savagely assaulted and robbed yesterday in Oakland, where they defunded the police," he wrote. "We cannot let Communist Democrats destroy our great cities. If we don't stop them, our communities and our Country will be lost forever."