Washington Post Writer Blames Income Inequality for Surging Murder Rate
SCARBOROUGH: "This seems like an awful general explanation, Jonathan, of why things have gotten worse over the past 12 months. Do you think the cops slow down might have anything to do with this?"
CAPEHART: "It might be a part of it. I think when crime like this goes up, there are a whole lot of factors here which I think Mike is getting to. It's the economy, in not reaching folks. We have been talking around this set and on lots of shows and on lots of networks about the divide the huge gap in income I should say the income and equality that's out there where you got people at the very top who are doing extremely well. People who are at the bottom rung of the economic ladder not doing well and doing worse, especially since the economic collapse of 2008."
BRZEZINSKI: "All right, let's get to politics."