In one other instance of the New York-based nationwide media pondering their native actions and politics have 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) analyzing the race for mayor. And whereas he solely checked out Democrats, he discovered it “shocking” 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 shocking taking place in progressive New York Metropolis.” He was shocked that they have been making an attempt to enchantment to smart folks. “Whilst you may assume this might be a race to the left, the main candidates are speaking powerful on crime. Opposing tax hikes and speaking about preserving companies in New York,” he reported.

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

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

 

 

KARL: What you do to the general price range for the NYPD?

KATHRYN GARCIA: I’ve not been planning to make modifications to the price range. We’ll 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 energy on the streets of New York.

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

ANDREW YANG: Defund the police is the mistaken strategy 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 need 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 admittedly the inspiration for all the problems. We won’t flip round our economic system if we’re not protected,” Brooklyn Borough President and type NYPD officer Eric Adams instructed Karl, explaining the primary challenge within the race.

Karl additionally highlighted the marketing campaign of Maya Wiley, the anti-police candidate who “obtained an enormous endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” “Wiley says she would take a billion {dollars} out of the police price range,” 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 fee in New York Metropolis is up greater than 20 p.c since final yr. And capturing incidents up greater than 70 p.c.

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

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The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

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

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

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KARL: This race is a basic New York free for all, however additionally it is the most important 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 shocking taking place in progressive New York Metropolis. Whilst you may assume this might be a race to the left, the main candidates are speaking powerful on crime. Opposing tax hikes and speaking about preserving companies in New York.

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

What you do to the general price range for the NYPD?

KATHRYN GARCIA (D-mayoral candidate): I’ve not been planning to make modifications to the price range. We’ll 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 energy on the streets of New York.

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

ANDREW YANG (D-mayoral candidate): Defund the police is the mistaken strategy 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 need 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 youngster.

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 economic system whereas tackling violent crime and produce New York again.

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

ADAMS: Public security. As a result of public security is admittedly the inspiration for all the problems. We won’t flip round our economic system if we’re not protected.

KARL: There are Progressives within the race.

MAYA WILEY: Good afternoon.

KARL: Maya Wiley obtained an enormous endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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

WILEY: We’re going to cease the hiring within the subsequent two police cadet courses and as I’ve stated we’ve got 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 fee in New York Metropolis is up greater than 20 p.c since final yr. And capturing incidents up greater than 70 p.c.

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9:50:09 a.m. Jap

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

What about taxes?

YANG: Proper now can be the mistaken time to lift taxes right here in New York Metropolis. We do have $12 billion in federal assist or so and loads of households proper now are trying round questioning whether or not that is the place for them to lift their household, to construct a enterprise. We can’t give folks extra causes to begin 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 powerful on crime, pro-business, no tax enhance strategy sounds a bit of bit just like the early Mayor Bloomberg and possibly even Mayor Rudy Giuliani again within the day.

YANG: I actually admire Mike Bloomberg an awesome deal. And one factor I need to take from his instance is hiring a bunch of world-class managers who aren’t ideological, simply results-oriented, simply fixing issues and getting issues performed for New York.

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