The midterms are upon us and the Republicans have pinned their hopes on a tried and true fear tactic: Crime. It’s a winning narrative. Always has been. The data paint another picture entirely, however. While in no way excusing criminal activity or minimizing its impact upon individuals, families and society, we need to have an honest discussion about fear mongering and scapegoating. So let’s take a bite out of crime.
Chapter One: Dispelling Crime Mythology. 00:01:50
Chapter Two: When All Else Fails. 00:05:08
Chapter Three: Gaslighting. 00:15:35
Chapter Four: Bring it home, Max. 00:21:33
Post Show Musings: 00:24:01
Brennan Center For Justice: What Caused the Crime Decline?
Gotham Gazette: What Is Lee Zeldin’s Gubernatorial Campaign Platform?
Wikipedia: Demographic history of New York City
News Beat: A Guide To Mass Incarceration In America
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