ABC Finds it ‘Shocking’ ‘Defund the Police’ Not Larger in NYC Mayor Race

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In one other instance of the New York-based nationwide media considering their native actions and politics had been a priority for the remainder of the nation, ABC’s This Week featured chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl (as a result of D.C. is seemingly New York now) inspecting the race for mayor. And whereas he solely checked out Democrats, he discovered it “stunning” that the unconventional “defund the police” motion was solely being actively pushed by one of many eight main candidates.

Karl described it as “Again to regular, however there’s something stunning taking place in progressive New York Metropolis.” He was shocked that they had been making an attempt to attraction to wise individuals. “Whilst you may assume this could be a race to the left, the main candidates are speaking robust on crime. Opposing tax hikes and speaking about conserving companies in New York,” he reported.

Including: “Final 12 months’s defund the police rallying cry, not right here, not now.”

Karl spoke with a number of the prime candidates to press them on why they didn’t wish to dismantle the New York Police Division:

 

 

KARL: What you do to the general finances for the NYPD?

KATHRYN GARCIA: I’ve not been planning to make adjustments to the finances. We are going to take a look at them from whether or not or not there are efficiencies to be discovered, however I consider we have to have our patrol power on the streets of New York.

KARL: So, what occurred with the entire defund the police motion that was so large simply final 12 months?

ANDREW YANG: Defund the police is the unsuitable method for New York Metropolis. Most New Yorkers I speak to are very, very involved about what’s going on of their neighborhood and if something they wish to see extra officers and we have to go on a recruitment drive metropolis extensive for extra officers.

“Public security. As a result of public security is absolutely the muse for all the problems. We won’t flip round our financial system if we’re not secure,” Brooklyn Borough President and kind NYPD officer Eric Adams instructed Karl, explaining the primary situation within the race.

Karl additionally highlighted the marketing campaign of Maya Wiley, the anti-police candidate who “bought a giant endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” “Wiley says she would take a billion {dollars} out of the police finances,” he famous.

It was solely at that time did Karl admit how uncontrolled crime had gotten within the metropolis because the left’s defend the police motion took off:

That has been a more durable argument to make when the town is within the midst of an increase in crime. The general crime price in New York Metropolis is up greater than 20 % since final 12 months. And taking pictures incidents up greater than 70 %.

In a later dialog with Yang, Karl appeared to confess how shocked he was by the messaging from many of the Democratic discipline. “However the robust on crime, pro-business, no tax improve method sounds somewhat bit just like the early Mayor Bloomberg and possibly even Mayor Rudy Giuliani again within the day.”

Jonathan Karl’s confusion on why defunding the police wasn’t extra fashionable was made potential profitable sponsorships from CarMax and Google. Their contact data is linked so you possibly can inform them in regards to the biased information they fund.

The transcript is under, click on “broaden” to learn:

ABC’s This Week
June 6, 2021
9:46:55 a.m. Japanese

JON KARL: In New York this week, eight candidates vying for one of many largest political prizes of 2021, unfold aside, however in particular person and collectively, an indication that and in politics too, life is getting again to regular.

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KARL: This race is a traditional New York free for all, however additionally it is the biggest election anybody within the nation, by far, because the finish of the Trump presidency and since we turned the nook on the pandemic.

Again to regular, however there’s something stunning taking place in progressive New York Metropolis. Whilst you may assume this could be a race to the left, the main candidates are speaking robust on crime. Opposing tax hikes and speaking about conserving companies in New York.

Final 12 months’s defund the police rallying cry, not right here, not now.

What you do to the general finances for the NYPD?

KATHRYN GARCIA (D-mayoral candidate): I’ve not been planning to make adjustments to the finances. We are going to take a look at them from whether or not or not there are efficiencies to be discovered, however I consider we have to have our patrol power on the streets of New York.

KARL: So, what occurred with the entire defund the police motion that was so large simply final 12 months?

ANDREW YANG (D-mayoral candidate): Defund the police is the unsuitable method for New York Metropolis. Most New Yorkers I speak to are very, very involved about what’s going on of their neighborhood and if something they wish to see extra officers and we have to go on a recruitment drive metropolis extensive for extra officers.

KARL: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is campaigning as a former cop, who was additionally a sufferer of police brutality as a teen.

ERIC ADAMS (D-mayoral candidate, by way of political advert): I am Eric Adams. I will be a blue collar mayor. I am going to rebuild our financial system whereas tackling violent crime and convey New York again.

KARL: What’s the primary situation on this race?

ADAMS: Public security. As a result of public security is absolutely the muse for all the problems. We won’t flip round our financial system if we’re not secure.

KARL: There are Progressives within the race.

MAYA WILEY: Good afternoon.

KARL: Maya Wiley bought a giant endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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KARL: Wiley says she would take a billion {dollars} out of the police finances.

WILEY: We’re going to cease the hiring within the subsequent two police cadet courses and as I’ve mentioned now we have a police division that’s bloated.

KARL: That has been a more durable argument to make when the town is within the midst of an increase in crime. The general crime price in New York Metropolis is up greater than 20 % since final 12 months. And taking pictures incidents up greater than 70 %.

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9:50:09 a.m. Japanese

KARL: Yang says public security is not only about recruiting extra cops, but in addition turning across the metropolis’s pandemic ravaged financial system.

What about taxes?

YANG: Proper now can be the unsuitable time to boost taxes right here in New York Metropolis. We do have $12 billion in federal support or so and a whole lot of households proper now are trying round questioning whether or not that is the place for them to boost their household, to construct a enterprise. We can’t give individuals extra causes to start out taking a look at locations like Florida as a result of the truth is we want individuals who make some huge cash to pay their taxes proper right here in New York Metropolis.

KARL: However the robust on crime, pro-business, no tax improve method sounds somewhat bit just like the early Mayor Bloomberg and possibly even Mayor Rudy Giuliani again within the day.

YANG: I definitely admire Mike Bloomberg an important deal. And one factor I wish to take from his instance is hiring a gaggle of world-class managers who will not be ideological, simply results-oriented, simply fixing issues and getting issues performed for New York.

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