So what happens next? Will Trump himself become more of a target? Will he ultimately get the message that he's the one inciting the violence and start to bring down the temperature in the room? Or will he continue to ratchet up the toxic rhetoric until it leads to an awful tragedy?
I don't look back nostalgically on the grittier New York of the late 1970s. As I never experienced it first hand, I believe it's dangerous and naive to romanticize something the city has worked to rise up from.