In an interview on Cavuto LIVE with host Charles Payne, Pataki stated it made him “extraordinarily unhappy” to see each rampant anti-police sentiment and the gratuitous violence and destruction brought on by rioters and looters since protests towards the loss of life of George Floyd gripped the nation.
“For somebody like me who cares concerning the metropolis and tried for over a decade to make it a greater place, to see the utter inept political management at each single degree is simply actually, actually tragic,” he admitted.
In whole, more than 2,000 people have been arrested over the course of the Huge Apple’s week-long protests.
“Let me simply offer you one instance,” he continued. “They will arrest somebody for first-degree rioting — a felony. That particular person can’t be held on bail. They should be launched with what’s referred to as an look ticket. So, a whole lot and a whole lot of rioters — not protesters — rioters and looters have been arrested by the police and they’re let loose the identical day.”
“So, the police are caught in the center,” Pataki defined. “There’s utter inept political management on each degree in New York. And, I simply pray that…this nice metropolis…one of many symbols of America goes to find a way to come back again when this passes behind us.”
Pataki additionally cited failures in prison and bail law and process, together with the shortcoming to carry these charged with felonies who’re then launched throughout the hour and commit a second felony on the identical day.
“Governor Cuomo rammed this so-called bail reform by means of in Albany final yr. It’s the legislation in New York State: first-degree rioting — you can not detain the particular person. It’s important to launch with no bail. First-degree assault — a felony — it’s a must to launch them with no bail. Aggravated prison mischief — a felony – it’s a must to launch them with no bail,” he lamented. “And but, the police are being criticized. The police are doing all the pieces of their energy with the legislation that’s terrible and management that’s completely incompetent.”
Pataki assured Payne that with out the NYPD there to guard residents of New York Metropolis, violent crime would “undergo the roof.”
“We [already] do not have the legislation. You do away with the police: we’re going to see chaos within the streets of New York,” he concluded.
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