Relying solely on aggressive law enforcement–and not very good law enforcement at that–to solve the problem of violent crime, gangs and drugs, is sort of like trying to cap a volcano so it doesn’t throw out lava. Might sort of work, for a time, but it doesn’t solve the underlying problem, which is what creates and promotes violent crime, gangs and drugs.
Of course, these Repubs aren’t interested in actually solving such problems. They just want to seem to be solving them, for political benefit, and maybe reducing the most outward effects of violent crime, gangs and drugs. Because Repubs don’t actually solve problems. They either create them, pretend to solve them, or pseudo-solve them with shortcuts and drastic measures.
It’s less that because they’re Repubs, this is how they approach things, as that because this is how they approach things, they’re Repubs. People become members of or support this or that party based on how they view and act in the world, much more so than the other way around.
Trump and Barr are the perfect leaders for today’s GOP. One’s smarter and smoother and knows how things actually work, but both are deeply corrupt bullies, liars and thugs who care only about power, domination, and saving their gynormously fat ugly asses.