Lee Matthews, Minnie Driver, Ben Weingarten discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
And mores on the street. You know, I live in the village and Washington Square Park over the last year is just deteriorated into this these all night raves. Where you know people on Illegal motor motorcycles like the dirt bikes that people ride around just tearing around the park at night. Now the police can seize those vehicles like they're illegal. They're not street ready. They can be seized on faith. Um, but I guess The idea is that the The police don't want to, uh, they don't want to get into a position where there is trying to seize a motorcycle from someone who doesn't want it seized And then it can turn into a you know, an ugly confrontation. And we know how these things play out. Look, the use of force is never pretty. So there's nothing easier than to drop a video of the police trying to restrain someone is resisting. And make it look like brutality. Um You know there's a difference between force and brutality, but that that distinction is lost on people. And so this once again, Highways a running theme this week yesterday I spoke a little bit about how medical research has been pervaded by woke ism, and it's literally courted off certain fields of inquiry because people don't want to dare touch on her third rail here we're talking about Public safety and politics, effectively trumping it. How much of that is a consequence of the policy makers versus the fear of cops? Actually out on the beat, well founded fear that there will be political ramifications to them doing their jobs. Well, it's dialectical, so it's both it starts. With, uh with policymakers and politicians, you know, advocating for the criminal class advocating against policing. Stressing this myth that the major problem on the streets is police violence. Against minorities, pushing the idea that some some communities are over, policed. You know, you hear a lot? Uh, you hear people on the left, saying that Communities. With low crime. Have have very you don't see any police around. So why is that If you don't see any police around, it must be because the police are in fact causing the crime. The police or the problem? High crime communities have too many police. Um, but the thing is like good night. If you look at 9 11 data 911 data Um, you know, calls for emergencies come from Neighborhoods that have a lot of crime. Police don't get up in the morning and you know they're not ordered to go and harass black people or to go and just, you know, Harry Some minority community. They go where the crime is. But policymakers have pushed against this idea. And then yeah, they've imposed laws like like, okay, getting rid of qualified immunity. Putting police at Personal risk of being sued. You know the DIA frame law making it making police, you know, liable to prosecution for assault. If they you know, perhaps with their cities like trying to arrest somebody, they squeeze their They touch their back or chest. So, um, you know, and then, as a result of that police just Um, withdraw from being Why be proactive. What's what's the use, you know, just show up, show up at some point and write a report. You know, you can count the bullets on the ground instead of trying to get there quickly to to shoot the perpetrator. So we're up against a break shortly, but I think it's worth noting that just like an individual's reputation, it seems very clear to me in New York is a perfect example of this and other major cities have followed similar similar trajectories. I'm thinking of course of a place like San Francisco, for example, that it can take decades to build a great city, just like it can take decades to build one's reputation. And it can all go kaput and be collapsed very quickly. If you have the wrong ideas, or I guess you have a bad sound by it for 10 seconds, So with that when we come back, I want to talk a little bit about what preceded this decline that that is resulting in the last days of New York, and then what the lessons are for the country. Writ large. This is Ben Weingarten in for Buck Sexton in the Buck Sexton Channel. We'll be back with Seth Baron on his new book, The Last Days of New York. In just a minute. Driving home with Lee Matthews, actress Minnie Driver. What's the biggest thing you've learned during the pandemic? Yeah, I've learned Progress is a game of inches. And at Lori Caverns an inch can.