WATCH: Jon Stewart Blows Open the Rift Between the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio
You may have heard about the tensions between the New York City Police Department and the city's reform-minded mayor, Bill de Blasio. The city's apparently plummeting crime rate—only 328 murders in all of last year!—has apparently done nothing to mend the rift. And now it appears that police officers are staging a little work slowdown to retaliate against the mayor for perceived slights. Actually, Jon Stewart thought "slowdown" might be too harsh a word. He prefers: "public safety staycation." Stewart even suggested a new motto for the NYPD on last night's show: "Chill and reflect."
Jason Jones took over with a little segment welcoming visitors to the New York City of the 1970s, when lawlessness reigned, peep shows in Times Square abounded, and you could park "wherever the f*ck you wanted." Those were the days.