In a shocking turn of events, an Uber driver from Iraq who now resides and works in Washington, D.C. has described the nation’s capital as a war zone, following his survival of a drive-by shooting over the weekend. The terrifying incident, which was captured on the driver’s dash cam, shows a car crashing and an individual inside firing a gun outwards. While one person was shot, the passengers within the Uber vehicle managed to take cover and avoid injury. Unfortunately, the driver did sustain minor injuries as a result of broken glass. This harrowing experience, reminiscent of the violence the driver escaped in Iraq, has left him unable to work due to vehicle damage and lingering nerves.
This horrifying incident is a stark reminder of the escalating violence and crime in Washington, D.C. It is deeply concerning that the nation’s capital, which is meant to be a symbol of democracy and stability, has now become a dangerous war zone. As conservatives, we believe in the importance of law and order, and it is truly disheartening to witness the deterioration of safety in our own country.
This incident also raises concerns about the safety of Uber drivers and the growing risks they face in their everyday jobs. It is crucial that we prioritize the protection of these essential workers who provide a valuable service to our communities. The government must step up and take immediate action to address the rising crime rates in our cities, starting with strengthening law enforcement and providing the necessary resources to keep our streets safe.
There is no denying that the crime situation in Washington, D.C. has reached alarming levels. As the D.C. Police Union has highlighted, every crime category has seen an increase since last year. This is a clear indication of the failure of liberal policies that prioritize social experiments over the safety and well-being of our citizens. It is time for a conservative solution that focuses on law and order, and restores peace and prosperity to our cities.
Today marks the the first time (that we can recall), where EVERY SINGLE crime category is showing an increase. Officer numbers continue to plummet under the misguided “reform” legislation passed by the Council. It is long overdue to begin repealing the CPJRAA. pic.twitter.com/l85NGJZHZH
— DC Police Union (@DCPoliceUnion) August 11, 2023