In every major city across the country, there is a state of upheaval. New migrants arriving daily at our porous borders find themselves swept up in gangs and peddling drugs, furthering the growing dependence on narcotics amongst the youthful population.
The effects of this surge in addiction can be seen in the plague of homelessness, which the Wall Street Journal reports is the highest it has ever been this year. This troubled atmosphere only compromises the safety of our streets, with the potential for violence lurking close at every turn.
As of this time, it feels like only the beginning of the crisis. As the economic downturn continues, the travesty of its consequences are bound to be more pronounced in the coming days.