HARRIS FAULKNER (ANCHOR): Let's bring in Jason Rantz, Seattle radio host. I mean your — unfortunately, but fortunate for us — your experience with this sort of thing living where you do and looking at it across the nation definitely has some response from you. Want to know what it is today.
JASON RANTZ (TALK RADIO HOST): Absolutely. I think look, I hear the quote that was used by this man, allegedly, “I don't mind going to jail and getting life in prison, I'm ready to die." And so when someone says that while they are acting erratically, I think it's fair to say that they pose a threat. Unfortunately, there are a ton of people who live in New York, who take the subway, who have to deal with this exact kind of behavior every single day. It is undoubtedly a tragedy, and yet a mentally ill homeless man with supposedly 40-plus charges who continues to harass people and not a single Democrat seems to think that just maybe their policies are to blame. There is no introspection at all, just shouting about how he was murdered for being hungry and unhoused. I think the language around this is irrational and unreasonable and I think they're just looking for another fight and this is their opportunity to do just that.
FAULKNER: Well, right now they are fighting each other, the Democrats. I mean, you heard AOC calling it murder and then you heard the mayor of New York City saying that's irresponsible. What's irresponsible is all of those soft-on-crime policies that got us to the point where somebody can kill on the subway in and out of like a gate there, like a ticketing gate. They're just in and out, in and out, in and out.
RANTZ: Yeah. Yeah. How do they get in and out like that so easily? And again, why does no one ever say anything about that, they never have those conversations. They seem to think that someone who is defending themselves, or believes that they are defending themselves and others, they're automatically to blame and the person from the so-called marginalized community is always the victim, but that's not always the case. And as of right now, based on what we know, what we've heard, it seems like this was justified.