Democrats have left New York City and our State less safe, not more. New York City today: historic highs in gun violence, large spikes in violent crime, and general lawlessness. This started when Democrats pushed for and passed bail reform which created a catch-and-release system that has resulted in violent criminals being let back onto our streets. The problem became worse when New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio defunded the NYPD by more than $1 billion. The answer to criminal misconduct committed by law enforcement agents that have rightfully created outrage is more training and funding, not defunding. We must always respect and appreciate the men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe—George deeply values their service and dedication.