Over the past few years, we’ve seen the election of rogue prosecutors and activist judges who have replaced the “public safety first” mindset with a very different and harmful agenda of reforming the system under the guise of social justice. Their failed policies have had drastic effects on our society, leading to an increase in violent crime in some of our most vulnerable communities.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Rafael Mangual, a Senior Fellow and Head of Research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the @Manhattan Institute . Rafael is a contributing editor of the City Journal and has been featured in numerous publications and on several national and local television programs.
00:00 – Intro 00:45 – About Rafael Mangual
02:15 – Why is Crime Surging Across the Country?
10:20 – Rogue Prosecutors
16:41 – How Mass Decarceration Contributed to the Crime Crisis
23:32 – The Cost of Bail Reform
29:00 – Who Are the Victims of Crime
34:15 – Relationship Between Poverty and Violent Crime
38:11 – Where Do We Go From Here?
42:08 – Final Thoughts