Concerned by growing violence in the City of San Bernardino, the Mayor sent an ill-advised letter to Pres. Donald Trump in February asking the feds for help with the with the city’s “illicit drug activity.” In the letter, Mayor Carey Davis specifically rolled marijuana under the bus for greater enforcement.
After witnessing a grim spike in violent offenses during 2016, where theft, burglary, assault, robbery, rape, and murder left the city with a crime index of 2 (100 is the safest), Mayor Davis composed a letter aimed at motivating President Trump to intervene with federal boots.
“As San Bernardino emerges from bankruptcy we are striving to revitalize our community but continue to face many challenges including violent crime. Many of these crimes revolve around illicit drug trafficking, including marijuana.”
Also signing on the dotted line for all to see were San Bernardino’s Police Chief Jarrod Burguan and all seven members of the city council.
Like Pres. Trump, the city’s letter is being viewed as exceptionally contentious among San Bernardino’s diverse constituents. Historically Democratic, San Bernardino voters helped elect both Pres. Bill…