Are your streets safe?

We invite you to join our special presentation "Are Your Streets Safe? America’s Rise in Crime", with RAV's American Sunrise show hosts; Ed Henry & Karyn Turk, today at 4 PM EST., in partnership with the Informing America Foundation.

RAV has an exclusive sponsorship agreement meant to produce and broadcast TV specials with Informing America Foundation. IAF’s objective is to use the specials to address issues that are of high concern to a majority of Americans and to reach independent voters and political centrists to inspire them to learn more and take action on these issues.

Below are some of the key talking points for this special:

  • Crime has been increasing across America, and no neighborhood or demographic is spared 
  • U.S. cities are seeing significant spikes in violent crime, while suburban and rural areas are experiencing similar sharp increases in other forms of crime 
  • The recent rise in crime comes amidst a major cultural debate on policing and law enforcement
  • In many cities, radical bail reform put more criminals back on the streets 
  • Simultaneously, many jurisdictions enacted police reform policies which some critics argue constrained law enforcement’s ability to protect the public 

With Special Guest Appearances by:

Bernard Kerik, former Commissioner, NYPD
David Hoovler, Orange County DA
Pastor Marc Little
Ann Dorn, wife of slain retired police Captain David Dorn
Steve Kardian
We’ll also be interviewing real Americans affected by the current crime wave

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Segment One — A Bleak Picture
Segment one will provide an overview of the current rise in crime across the U.S. Violent crimes reached unprecedented numbers in the last two years, with murders increasing by nearly 30% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to FBI data. By 2021, homicides continued to rise in major American cities across the country, with the Council on Criminal Justice releasing data in January showing a 5% increase in homicides compared to 2020. In Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., violent crimes have increased anywhere from nearly 5% to up to 40% compared to the same time frame in 2021.

Segment Two — Bad Laws Help Bad People: Bail and Police Reform
The combination of bail reform and police reform has created conditions for crime to thrive. Police have been restrained in their ability to fulfill their sworn duties, at the same time accused violent felons are being released on minimal or no bail. In cities throughout the country, one can draw a direct connection from the introduction of these policies to the current increases in criminal activity. 

Segment Three — Man on the Street: Citizens Speak Out 
In this segment, we interview two to three individuals from major urban and suburban areas across the country, who discuss in-depth the rise in crime in their communities over the past year plus.

Segment Four — The Black and Brown Perspective on Crime 
Much of the reasoning behind bail and police reform has been to right historic wrongs done to minority communities in the U.S. But are these reforms really hurting the people they claim to help? How do we address legitimate concerns about racism while still protecting minority communities from violent crime?

Segment Five — Actions Have Consequences  
When a violent crime is allowed to happen unhindered and police are prevented from doing their jobs, people die. One of those people was retired police Captain David Dorn. In this segment, David’s wife Ann tells his story and reminds viewers that bad policies, however well-intentioned, come at a real human cost.

Segment Six — Keeping Cities and Communities Safe 
Segment Five will examine what cities can do to protect their communities from crime while also ensuring that bad policing doesn’t fester. We go to the mayor of one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in America, where crime has risen slightly but sensible policies are making a difference. 

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