Ingraham toured the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco to see “the town’s decline first hand,” she mentioned.
The host met with San Francisco Police Officers Affiliation President Tony Montoya, who argued the rise in violent crime was resulting from insurance policies from District Legal professional Chesa Boudin.
“I would say he is acquired the swiftest revolving door within the prison justice system,” Montoya mentioned. “It is a small group of individuals committing these crimes, time and again, and once more. And so they’re doing so as a result of they understand so long as Chesa Boudin is in workplace, there aren’t any penalties for his or her dangerous conduct.”
As they walked, Montoya famous that he noticed somebody purchase crack cocaine about 30 toes from an area police station.
“And so they achieve this understanding that for some motive in the event that they had been to be caught, there’s gonna be zero penalties for his or her conduct,’ Montoya mentioned.
“If I needed to purchase crack inside this three-block space, how arduous wouldn’t it be to get crack?” Ingraham requested.
“Not arduous in any respect,” Montoya responded.
He added that it will take beneath a minute for individuals to get their arms on crack, heroin, and fentanyl within the metropolis.
Montoya additionally mentioned how California’s Proposition 47 took crimes like petty theft and labeled them as misdemeanors quite than felonies.
In the meantime, Ingraham spoke with native residents who mentioned why they imagine issues within the metropolis proceed to persist.
“A number of great issues are occurring … you will get a free meal, you can too get housing. However we want everlasting housing for folk down right here within the Tenderloin throughout this coronavirus epidemic,” a resident advised the host.