Vocal Point-Curtis Sliwa

Topic: NYC and the Police

Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the New York City-based group of Good Samaritans called the “Guardian Angels” says the police have been “neutered” and inner cities have become “war zones.” A press release notes: “Over the month of June, New York City saw a 130 percent increase in shooting incidents compared to the same time last year. Despite the increase in violent crime, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has passed a budget-slashing over $1 billion in funding from the New York Police Department and canceling the July recruit class, which includes almost 1,200 new officers. Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the New York City Guardian Angels, an unarmed civilian patrol group that was created to help combat widespread violence in NYC in the late ’70s, is appalled over the direction his beloved city is headed.” Curtis Sliwa joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss NYC and the police. www.guardianangels.org

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