前纽约警察局长竞选市长猛烈抨击 AOC 支持的警察候选人,他们的街区聘请了私人保安

“对我来说这是最高级别的虚伪,” 布鲁克林区区长埃里克·亚当斯 (Eric Adams) 在周二的新闻发布会上说. “安全不能属于富人——它必须属于每个纽约人。”

Wiley has called for slashing $ 1 billion from the NYPD’s budget even as police crime statistics show an increase in violent crime in numerous neighborhoods.

Shootings are up more than 74% year to date in 2021 相比 2020, 的 统计显示. Hate crimes have soared more than 104%. Murders are up nearly 18%. Car thefts are up nearly 25%. And assaults are up 8%.

Eric Adams and Maya Wiley

Eric Adams and Maya Wiley (盖蒂图片社)

AOC ENDORSES PROGRESSIVE MAYA WILEY IN NEW YORK CITY MAYORAL CONTEST

The Democratic primary is on June 22, although early voting is already underway. There are eight major candidates battling it out to seize the nomination and become the Big Apple’s presumptive mayoral frontrunner.

Adams was leading the pack at 22% 在一个 New York 1/Ipsos poll of likely primary voters Monday, ahead of former Democratic presidential hopeful and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who garnered 16%.

Wiley, a former counsel to outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, last week received a major endorsement from the Democratic socialist Rep. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥·科尔特斯. Yet she came in fifth in the poll at 9%.

She lives in a $ 2.7 million home in the low-crime Prospect Park South neighborhood in Brooklyn and said Sunday she opposed paying for private security, 根据 纽约邮报, which has endorsed Adams for mayor.

Wiley’s husband, Harlan Mandel, was knocked out in a violent mugging in 2001 and decided to donate to the Prospect Park South Charitable Trust to help fund the private security guard.

事件, she told the 每日新闻 去年, landed him in a hospital and out of work for more than a month. He became so traumatized that he walks in the middle of the street at night rather than down poorly lit sidewalks.

It was one of two muggings on their block over the past two decades, according to Wiley.

Wiley, an attorney and activist, 有 对于 alternatives to policingand supports slashing the NYPD budget — or, as she puts it on her campaign website, bringing the budgetin line with our values and priorities.

She also wants to put afreezeon the incoming cadet classes of the NYPD and New York Department of Corrections and “[p]ermanently remove NYPD from mental health crisis management, traffic enforcement, and school safety.

Fox News’ Andrew Murray and Houston Keene contributed to this report.

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