De Blasio's Pro- Defund The Police Wife Now Demands Citizens To Do The Unthinkable
Chirlane McCray, wife of super-leftist New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging residence to get physically involved if they witness a violent crime. You know, do the job police were once trained to do in the deep blue city.
Don't get me wrong, if you are trained, equipped, and capable of stopping a crime, I don't see an issue. But this is New York, the anti-gun capital of the north. Asking every-day citizens to jump in on a violent crime could become deadly- fast. Also, it's New York, and they're not known for protecting their good samaritans in court.
In a long chain of tweets McCray addressed New Yorkers and told them how they can police the streets themselves, "As attacks on Asian American communities continue, we’re asking New Yorkers to show up for their neighbors and intervene when witnessing hateful violence or harassment. I know that can be frightening when you aren’t sure what to do or say, but you can learn."
"Fear is a normal feeling when stepping into a confrontation, but being prepared can help," she wrote. Adding, "I’ll share @iHollaback's 5 D’s, which are easy to remember tactics that we can all use to de-escalate a situation. D is for Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct."
1. Distract. Take attention away from the person causing harm, the hate crime or incident survivor, or situation itself. Just try interrupting it. Ignore the harasser and engage directly with the person who is being targeted by asking a question like, “What time is it?”
2. Delegate: Scan a situation to assess risk and determine how to best intervene, and delegate tasks. Take a look at your surroundings. If you can, find someone in a position of authority, tell them about the situation and ask if they can help.
3. Document: Support a person in crisis by recording on your phone or writing notes, but please don’t share a video without the consent of the person being harmed. Say the date and time, and show the location if you can. Most importantly, keep a safe distance!
4. Delay: Check in with the survivor after the incident. This shows them that they are valued. This is a great way to support your neighbor if you aren’t feeling confident in the moment. Ask how they're doing, if they need support or if you can help them file a report.
5. Direct: Respond directly to the aggressor or physically intervene and only after assessing the situation. Be confident, assertive, calm. This is risky, but sometimes all we can do is speak up. If the harasser responds, try your best to focus on assisting the person targeted.
McCray was hit with a surge of backlash over her insane plan to have citizens act as police a few really stuck out to me and here they are:
"I'm a taxpayer. If government is incapable of protecting its own citizens, why pay taxes? Combating crime is not my job. That's the job of the police force. NY lawmakers, City Council, Mayor - responsible for the attacks and deaths by allowing repeat offenders back on the street," user Atse wrote.
Another user named Lee Wasserman offered a crazy new idea, "Or....now stay with me here....you could call them "the police", give them badges and have them enforce the laws. Seems like a radical idea, I know."
McCray is flexing her tone-deaf abilities here. It's only been a week since one such good samaritan tried to intervene in a robbery he witnessed taking place against an Asian American. Yong Zheng was 46-years-old and did what McCray is suggesting. Zheng was stabbed to death in Brooklyn.
Crime in New York has reached far beyond what any normal person would call a 'fever pitch. Since De Blasio caved under liberal pressure and taught to defund the police, he essentially left his city defense to violent attacks. His outspoken wife supported the decision and likely helped push her husband into making this terrible mistake and now she wants unarmed citizens to fight crime themselves?
Makes sense, doesn't it?