15 “Woke Policies” That Don’t Make Sense


Fourteen “progressive woke policies” of Democrats cities that do not make sense but only worsen crime and the economy

Bipartisan development in the USA is rooted in Big and Small government issues. Democrats want a “big government” that provides for most citizens’ needs and regulates more policies than needed. However, many of its overarching policies do not make sense.


1. Fewer penalties for murder, burglaries, and sexual offenses

California’s AB 109, enacted in 2011, aimed to reduce prison overcrowding by shifting responsibility for less severe crimes to counties. It has resulted in the early release of individuals who may pose a risk to public safety.

The city council proposed a Revised Criminal Code Act in 2022 to rewrite and modernize the criminal code by reducing penalties for certain crimes in Democrat cities like D.C.

  • Reduces maximum penalties for offenses like murders and other homicides
  • Reduces penalties for armed home invasion, burglaries, carjackings, robberies, and unlawful gun possession.
  • Reduces penalties for certain sexual assault offenses.

In San Francisco, looting and crimes are out of control partly because of Proposition 47, passed in 2014, and drug possession and property crimes such as shoplifting under $950 are decriminalized.

It has led to a significant increase in theft and other crimes, causing many businesses to leave San Francisco in 2023.

  • No bail or least restrictive bail for poor criminals.
  • Discovery mandates for prosecutors leading to the dismissal of murder cases.
  • Raising the age of criminality that encourages more crime.

SB 1391, a California law enacted in 2018, prohibits 14 and 15-year-old offenders from being tried as adults, regardless of the severity of their crimes.

Since then, minors committing heinous crimes has increased. The “progressive law” endangers the public by releasing dangerous criminals at age 25 and denies justice by enabling early release for 14 and 15-year-olds who commit serious crimes.


2. Defunding the police

Minneapolis, Minnesota: After the death of George Floyd in May 2020, the city council pledged to dismantle the police department and explore alternative public safety models. Though they initially approved a proposal to defund and replace the police department, implementation faced challenges and complexities.

New York City: In 2020, activists and some city officials called for reducing the New York City Police Department’s budget following nationwide protests against police brutality. While the budget was decreased eventually, it did not meet all the initial demands.

Los Angeles, California: In 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved a budget with significant cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) funding. The funds were intended to be redirected to various community programs and initiatives.

Austin, Texas: In 2020, the city council voted to significantly cut the police department’s budget in Austin, making headlines. The funds were planned to be redirected to other community services.

San Francisco, California: In response to racial disparities, San Francisco explored redirecting some funding from law enforcement to support African-American communities.

Seattle, Washington: In 2020, the Seattle City Council considered defunding the police and redirecting funds to community-based organizations and alternative public safety approaches.

In 2023, New York City has agreed to pay more than $13 million — or nearly $10,000 each — to demonstrators who were arrested or beaten by cops during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. [NY Post]

In California, a special task force for Black Reparation proposed to defund and ban school police from campuses and replace them with social workers and mental experts. [Fre Beacon]


3. Policies on supply chain restrictions worsening inflation

In 2022, Republicans blamed inflation on pandemic regulations, enforced mainly by Democrats. For example, more workers refuse to report to work because of mandatory vaccinations.

The lack of people in the chain of command resulted in a massive supply-chain problem. As a result of restrictions by Democrat leaders, commodities prices go up.

In contrast, Republican states like Florida alleged they could help solve the supply chain problems.

These restrictions affect the economy, and Democrats are scrambling to direct action and deflect blame. [Axios]


4. Vaccine policy of Democrat cities

Employees and small businesses suffered in New York, in part due to COVID restrictions. One-third of the small companies may be gone forever. Democrat states were hit three times as hard as Republican ones. [Reuters]

In New York, basketball player Kyrie Irving was ineligible to play with the Brooklyn Nets team because he refused to comply with the vaccine mandate. The city policy requires players and employees to be vaccinated.

In 2022, he sat maskless inside the Barclays Center to watch Duke play Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament. He even hugged a player who was OK with New York’s state policy for as long as he is not officially in the game. It makes zero sense.

With the city becoming a dangerous placeliving in New York City may not be worth it, especially for Asians.


5. Extended employee benefits, discouraging people to work

In 2021, unemployment benefits were extended by Democrat leaders, even months after the economy recovered.

Republicans were against it, but Democrats insisted that unemployed people continue to receive money.

In turn, it discouraged millions of people benefiting from it from working, among other reasons, such as the fear of exposure and the chain supply problem.

Worse, the money “printed” for the stimulus packages was losing value. In 2022, inflation was the highest in 40 years.

In 2021, nearly two million people refused to return to work because of generous welfare benefits, poll shows. [Axios]


6. Softer sentences to illegals

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s policy of seeking softer sentences for undocumented immigrants has sparked controversy.

Critics argue that it is unfair and cities have already experienced how it has worsened crime, while supporters believe it promotes a more compassionate approach to justice.

A neutral criminal offense doesn’t have to become an immigration issue, thus avoiding deportation. [Gabrien]

The high number of criminal cases involving aliens in federal courts in 2018, ranging from drug trafficking to murder to kidnapping, highlights the significant impact of this issue.

Increased illegal immigration increased crime

These federal statistics only represent a portion of the crimes committed by criminal aliens. The open border policies of the Biden administration have contributed to a national security, immigration, and public safety crisis in the United States. [Heritage]

In 2023, the numbers are much higher and have inspired a slew of looting and burglaries committed by locals and illegal immigrants. Almost 2/3 of Federal Arrests involve noncitizens, according to Heritage.


7. Unfair law that allows rent-free at the expense of the owner

In several states governed by Democrats, laws have been enacted to safeguard tenants who cannot pay rent or are squatters.

As a result, the responsibility of bearing the expenses related to litigation, damages, and eviction procedures falls solely on the landlord.

Landlords are confronted with another challenge: the local government doesn’t compensate for lost rental income, even if the landlord may end up losing the property due to insufficient income to pay off the mortgage.

In Democrat California, the AB-854 law protects tenants who cannot pay rent, and landlords must shoulder months to a year of rent or repair.

8. Male prisoners moving to women’s facilities if they identify as a woman

Senate Bill 132 became law on January 1, 2021, enabling transgender, non-binary, and intersex prisoners to request housing and searches that align with their gender identity.

However, there is concern that this law could lead to sexual offenders or rapists being placed in women’s prisons if they identify as transgender women.

Although this progressive legislation was promoted in California, it has resulted in no females being placed in male prison facilities.

In 2022, a transgender prison experiment was conducted, revealing a significant increase in incidents of rape and abuse in the former “only (biological) women’s cell blocks.”


9. Climate change policies

California’s Global Warming Solution

California’s AB 32, also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act, was introduced in 2006. Critics argue that California’s AB 32 climate change policy is costly and ineffective in directly impacting global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

The policy imposes high costs, makes alternative fuels expensive, and cannot address the global nature of the issue. Effective collective global action is necessary to address climate change effectively.

New York’s Environmental Protection

In 2023, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) drafted rules to reduce carbon emissions. For example, pizza restaurants using traditional wood-fired ovens contribute to global warming.

To combat this, the local government will impose fines unless they switch to electric stoves and stop using carbon-emitting wood fires. [NYP]

In the meantime, lawmakers continue to use carbon-emitting vehicles and ride airplanes, while industrial processes contribute significant carbon emissions.

Another law is the “Loony Local Law LL97,” which aims for carbon neutrality by 2050. It will penalize homes and buildings that don’t transition to electric heat. Gas stoves are also banned in new construction, sparking concerns about middle-class housing.

Critics argue it will worsen the housing crisis because the homeowners will shoulder the exorbitant cost. The city should prioritize ineffective waste management and solving homelessness and unemployment.

10. LGBTQIA: Gender Affirming Care and gay curriculum in school

Minors cannot buy alcohol, smoke, or drive, but in “woke cities,” these kids can apply for state-sponsored gender surgery or puberty blockers under the guise of “affirming care.”

Gender Affirming Care has been heavily criticized, arguing that they allow minors to undergo gender-affirming procedures without parental consent, which they consider child abuse.

They question the lack of scientific evidence supporting the benefits of these policies, pointing to potential psychological problems, side effects, and the claim that they do not effectively reduce suicide rates.

Critics argue that these policies offer temporary solutions with permanent consequences, but equally troubling is how other medical experts are shunned for exposing the deadly side effects of Gender Affirming Transition. [Dr. Grossman]

Examples of permanent side effects of gender transition:

LGBTQIA “Progressive policies”

  • California: ENDA, LGBTQIA-inclusive Education that includes explicit (porn) gay books.
  • New York: GENDA, Conversion Therapy Ban, that discriminates against Christians.
  • Massachusetts: Equal Access to Public Accommodations that force Christian institutions to accommodate gay couples.
  • Washington: Washington Law Against Discrimination, Safe Schools Law that forces young kids to LGBTQ curriculum.
  • Oregon: Oregon Equality Act, LGBTQIA Health Equity makes it illegal for employers not to hire LGBTQIA people, even if it goes against their religion.
  • Illinois: Illinois Human Rights Act, an Inclusive Curriculum Law that forces gender ideology in school, even if parents do not want them for their children.
  • Vermont: Fair Employment Practices Act, Conversion Therapy Ban that criminalizes churches that offer hope through counseling.

LGBTQIA Curriculum in School

In 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom threatened to fine Temecula Valley Unified School District $1.5 million if the board insisted on rejecting an LGBTQIA curriculum.

The state-enforced curriculum included a book about a gay activist in his 30s who had a sexual relationship with a teenager.

11. Homeless camping in public places

Democratic cities often adopt more lenient approaches, allowing encampments in specific areas to help people experiencing homelessness. These policies aim to address the humanitarian aspect of the issue.

  • San Francisco, CA: “Right to rest” policy (implemented over time since the 2000s).
  • Seattle, WA: Varying regulations allowing homeless camping in certain public areas.
  • Portland, OR: Homeless camping is legal on public property when no shelter is available (HB 3115, 2021). It was updated in July 2023 to prohibit daytime encampments.
  • Berkeley, CA: Allows homeless individuals to rest and sleep in public spaces since the early 2000s.
  • Los Angeles, CA: Some policies permit homelessness in certain areas but prohibit camping near fire hydrants, entrances/exits, docks, and driveways.

12. Black Reparation: $1.2 million per person

AB-3121, known as the “Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans,” was tasked to study the impacts of slavery and racial discrimination on African Americans and propose suitable reparations.

California’s groundbreaking reparations plan, commissioned after George Floyd’s murder in 2020, envisions providing up to $1.2 million per person, amounting to an estimated $800 billion of taxpayer funds.

The proposal also offers guaranteed monthly cash payments to poor pregnant women and youth aging out of foster care who are descendants of slaves.

The legislative proposals are expected to be presented by the end of 2024.

13. Decriminizing public urination and public indecency

California’s “Reparations Task Force” proposed decriminalizing public urination and allowing criminals to sue police for intervening in indecency cases.

They also recommended compensating individuals who were previously convicted of loitering to solicit sex now that loitering, even with the intent for prostitution, is legalized.

Prostitution is also illegal throughout the state of California as well as indecent exposure that makes it a crime to willfully expose your genitals for sexual gratification.

However, filming sexual activities and uploading them on the internet continues to proliferate, promoted by porn companies based in the USA.

Prostitution was decriminalized in California in 2023 under SB357, signed by Governor Newsom.

14. Limit police stops for minor traffic violations

California Senate members approved SB50, which prohibits police from stopping vehicles for expired registration, tinted windows, or broken tail lights. The bill’s goal is to reduce police profiling of people of color.

Black people are stopped five times more … than white. Many individuals are harassed or assaulted for a simple violation. In 2021, police officers searched teenagers perceived to be Black at nearly six times the rate of white teens during vehicle and pedestrian stops. [AP]

Police enforcers are grappling with the rising crime in the city, where Black and Hispanic people commit the majority of the crimes. [Statista]

15. Reclassifying independent contractors as employees

In 2023, Uber and Lyft shut down their operations in California after the governor required them to reclassify their independent drivers as employees.

Converting their workforce to full-time employees would cost approximately $3,625 per driver in California, which would result in massive losses for both companies.


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