The Daily Volk
Oleg illustrates a seldom-discussed aspect of American politics.
It goes something like this:
1) Street criminals want unarmed victims upon whom to prey.
2) Politicians want unarmed voters, with whom they will exchange "government programs" for votes and (hopefully permanent) incumbency.
3) Street criminals exploit the unarmed State dependents created and nurtured by politicians.
4) Politicians, in turn, advocate for more government programs to "fight crime".
5) Those programs, when enacted, usually lead to more crime via increased vulnerability of crime victims, thereby meeting the needs of both street criminals and their elected brethren.
The circle is now complete; reiterate until you are in the European Union:
Politicians want crime victims to be hurt or killed - at least within "acceptable" numbers.
It's good for business.
PS: Hat-tip to Theo for the wonderfully dystopic cartoon.