Democrat Policies Leading to Significant Increase in Crime and Inflation, Colorado’s Congressional Candidate Warns

Article author: 
Katie Spence
Article publisher: 
Epoch Times
Article date: 
22 October 2022
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Colorado experienced an almost 70 percent increase in fatal fentanyl overdoses from 2020 to 2021, earning it the unenviable distinction of being in the top five states for fentanyl overdose deaths. It’s also currently the number one state for car thefts, and was number one for bank robberies in 2021—a crime driven by desperation and addiction, Colorado’s FBI points out.

Despite the statistics on significantly increasing crime, Colorado Democrat Senator, and candidate for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, Brittany Pettersen, championed a Colorado bill that reduced the penalty for fentanyl possession, Erik Aadland, Pettersen’s Republican opponent for CD7, told The Epoch Times in an interview....

“[Colorado is] number one in auto theft, number one in bank robberies, cocaine capital of the country, and … leading in fentanyl overdose deaths. But most concerning is this disaster on the Southern Border.”...

Soft on Crime Leads to More

Colorado has essentially become a border state, thanks to the I-25 corridor and the massive influx of illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] using it, Aadland stated....