On this episode of the The Federalist Radio Hour, The Federalist New York Correspondent David Marcus joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the state of the nation during the lockdown, protests, and calls for police to be defunded. Marcus discussed the general opinion of those from New York regarding police and how politicians are responding.
Marcus observed that New Yorkers are largely ready to open businesses back up, especially in Brooklyn. Additionally, he argues people in New York view the police favorably, and the protesters downtown are out of touch with what the majority of people think as they call to defund the police.
“I think for the most part people trust them, people have a good sense of them here,” he said. “I think the protesters are a little out of step with how New Yorkers in general view the NYPD, which is a massive force. You’re talking about 40,000 people are that’s just uniformed officers.”