The Secret Service fired on three individuals who were attempting to gain access to an SUV belonging to Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Breitbart reported. The incident appears to be part of a crime spree in the city rather than a targeted attack on the Bidens.
Agents charged with protecting the president's granddaughter witnessed the alleged perpetrators trying to break the window of the vehicle that was parked in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood Sunday and fired on the would-be thieves. Nobody was struck during the incident.
However, the trio got into a red vehicle and fled the scene. The Secret Service notified the Metropolitan Police to be on the lookout for the getaway vehicle, but the suspects have yet to be apprehended.
This incident is part of a larger trend plaguing the District of Columbia. To date, there have been 760 carjackings in the area, with juveniles making up 65% of those arrested for the crime.
Part of the reason for that spike has been the unwillingness of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Matthew Graves, to do his job. Only 56% of criminals arrested were prosecuted in 2023, meaning the remainder got to walk free.
His nomination and appointment of the Yale Law graduate was the work of President Joe Biden. Graves is supposed to be prosecuting crime in the city, but instead has instituted a decline of law and order with his approach to criminal justice.
Normally, it would be unfair to pin any given crime on one individual in government. However, Graves oversaw a crime wave beginning in 2022 after his prosecution rate of those arrested dropped to 33%.
The homicide rate jumped 35% for 2023 compared to the previous year as a result, with 222 murders committed. It's no wonder then that out of 182 American cities, D.C. ranks 173.
As dismal as this statistic is, it's a drop from the embarrassing rank of 168 in 2022, notching out yet another shameful benchmark of its decline. This fact has given ammunition to former President Donald Trump, Biden's likely GOP opponent in the 2024 election.
Trump has seized on the problems plaguing Democrat-run cities and D.C. in particular to push his law-and-order agenda. "Washington (D.C.) has become a dirty, crime ridden death trap, that must be taken over and properly run by the Federal Government," Trump said on his Truth Social account in October.
"It is, and will be, part of my Election Platform. We will clean it, renovate and rebuild it — and, most importantly, MAKE IT SAFE," Trump added.
There's no denying the problem with leftist-run cities when even the most prominent citizens are victims of crime in D.C. Just last month, Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar had his car stolen at gunpoint outside of his home in the city, NBC News reported.
"We are definitely concerned about what we're seeing, and not just here. Across the country, obviously," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assured reporters Monday.
Surprisingly, the Secret Service can't protect the president's family and their property from thieves. If crime is that severe for the privileged view, what shot does the average D.C. citizen have at being safe?