Radio Recap – BREAKING: NYC Defunds Police by $1 Billion | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion


Welcome back to Fear City as the NYPD has one billion dollars cut from its budget.

On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the defunding of the New York City Police Department, as New York City just slashed one billion dollars from the NYPD’s budget.

You’ve got homicide on the rise. You’ve got violent crime, gun crime specifically, on the rise. The amount of people who have been injured in serious criminal activities have been on the rise.

We all watched as New York City burned during those riots. The police came in and tried to control the situation. There was nothing clear from New York City Major Bill de Blasio of what to do or how to engage or how to even calm things down. Basically, the city got looted and the streets are empty. What we’re now used to seeing as the cable news pulls away is Times Square with no cars in it.

It is a unique time but it has happened before in New York’s history. It happened in the 1970’s when New York was cratering on the brink of bankruptcy. They cut funding to the police for different reasons but then faced a massive crime wave that lasted for a long time.

My dad, Jay Sekulow, made the following point:

At the same time that they are talking about cutting police budgets in New York, the Seattle police department has now gone into the autonomous zone. Why did they go in? The mayor had to issue an executive order. What’s interesting here, they are calling this the CHOP zone, crime rate within the zone was on the increase.

Here’s the problem, if you have surgery you have a surgeon who uses a scalpel. If you’re going to get some meat cut, you use a butcher. A butcher uses a big butcher knife, a bludgeoning blow of the butcher’s knife to carve the meat. The surgeon uses a scalpel.

In dealing with the situation with the police, to carve out those bad actors you need a scalpel, not a bludgeoning blow because it’s going to end up hurting the community more significantly.

The full broadcast is complete with more discussion by our team of New York City’s defunding of the police to the tune of one billion dollars.

Watch the full broadcast below.

Vote on Critical Police Reform

Public Policy  Signatures


Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As our Government Affairs team works on Capitol Hill for critical police reform, we need your support. Have your gift doubled today. Have your gift doubled through our Matching Challenge.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.
Latest in
Public Policy

Manners, Morality and Today’s Civil Unrest

By Wesley Smith1595450354461

Sitting in traffic this week, I noticed a decal on the rear window of a car in front of me. It read: Fighting Hate. Teaching Tolerance. Seeking Justice. I have thought about this decal often over the last couple of days. I have pondered the sermons and acts of protest and civil disobedience by men...

read more

JSL – 4.8 Million Jobs Added and Special Guest Sean Hannity

By Logan Sekulow1593725449146

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs. On today’s very special Jay Sekulow Live and The Logan Sekulow ReProgram , we discussed the fact that the latest jobs report shows that the economy has added 4.8 million jobs. We also were joined by special guests, Sean Hannity, country superstar John Rich,

read more

JSL – Remaking the Judiciary: Senate Confirms 200th Trump Appointee

By Jordan Sekulow1593211600892

The U.S. Senate and President Trump are remaking the judiciary. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the fact that the U.S. Senate has confirmed the two hundredth federal judge nominated by President Trump. Nearly a third of the federal appeals court judges in the United States have been...

read more

JUSTICE DENIED: Senate Dems Poised to Block Police Reform

By Jordan Sekulow1592947473822

JUSTICE DENIED. Senate Democrats are poised to block the police reform bill . On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the fact that the Senate Democrat leadership seems poised to block Senator Tim Scott’s police reform bill. They appear to be playing politics instead of advocating for real...

read more