Chris Christie blasts New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over 'liberal' policing policy

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NEW YORK -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is slamming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his "liberal" law-and-order policies have increased crime in the nation's largest city.

Christie and de Blasio appeared separately on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.

The Democratic mayor argued that the streets are safer in New York under his watch, though he acknowledged there have been more homicides there so far this year than there were at this point in 2014.

Christie says that people are getting "more and more fed up" with crime and that the city should resurrect a stop-and-frisk police policy.

The 2016 Republican presidential hopeful says President Barack Obama's policies have also contributed to lawlessness.