Former NYC Commissioner Warns: 'We're Going Back To The Bad Old Days', Thanks To Dems [Video]
During a Fox News Live interview, former New York City police commissioner Howard Safir warned viewers that the US is 'going back to the bad old days'. As Safir stated the 'world is upside-down and we need to get it right-side up'.
Safir explains, "What's going on is we're going back to the bad old days. We have vilified the police, we are defunding the police, and we've come up with these crazy bail laws that release known felons who have been convicted of the same crimes they continue to perpetrate, and we are sending a message to criminals that you don't have to fear the police."
Adding, "You know, back when I was commissioner and Commissioner Kelly and Commissioner Bratton, the only people that need to fear the police were criminals. So they kept their guns home, they were very careful about what they did, and they went to other places than New York City if they were committing crimes. The fact is if criminals don't fear police, if there is no accountability and certainty of arrest, they're gonna do what they've always done, commit crimes."
Safir didn't mince words when explaining how we arrived at the current crime wave, "What's behind it primarily is leftist politicians like in Seattle and New York and Portland who have ceded their cities Black Lives Matter and Antifa. I was amused, although in a strange way, by the Seattle mayor who ceded the whole city to Black Lives Matter and is now calling for more police and law and order because the truth is the loudest voices, the vast majority of Americans respectfully want to go about their lives in peace and we are listening to these radical groups."
Through to the middle of June, there have been almost 200 murders in New York so far this year - more than a 13% increase on the same period two years ago.
Shooting incidents in New York were up by nearly 38% for the period from the beginning of January up to 4 July compared with the same period in 2020.
Sadly, these spikes in violent crimes aren't unique to any one city. Many major cities around the US are experiencing the same issue. The White House has refused to admit the link between the rise in violence and the 'defund the police' movement but the two issues are so clearly parallel. It's also no coincidence that the cities that have faced the most crime are predominantly run by Democrats as Democrats have widely supported the 'defund movement' and all of its idiocracy.