According to a recent report from the New York Times, more minority voters are rejecting a far-left ideology and policy agenda and focused on crime and public safety. Stanford University political science professor Hakeem Jefferson even said that Democratic voters don’t have as much in common with far-left celebrities and people like AOC as you’d think.
In New York, former police captain Eric Adams is the emerging Democrat with a 10-point preliminary lead in the Democratic primary. He has denounced many progressive slogans and rejected calls to defund the department in the city.
But many radical-left Democrats, like Rep. Jamaal Bowman, are still demanding police departments be defunded in America. Bowman, in particular, has had close ties to “The Squad” progressives and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez since going to Congress and has made defunding the police his political identity. He even attacked former President Barack Obama when he suggested that the defund the police slogan was doing more harm than good. He snapped back that the problem was “America’s comfort with Black Death, not a discomfort with slogans.”
According to a recent report from Yonkers Police Department Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos, Rep. Bowman had requested increased police presence at his residence about a week after the January 6 incident. How about those double standards?
“In response, our Intelligence Unit was notified of the request and the local precinct instituted what is called a directed patrol at the Congressman’s home for the next two weeks,” the report reads.
The report adds that nothing has happened in Bowman’s neighborhood in years, with Bowman even telling a radio host that he’d been “safe pretty much throughout the event.” While Bowman called on the police due to threats he received, a spokeswoman avoided questions about the threats due to Bowman’s support to defund the police.
Since December, Bowman has called to defund the police and to “defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities.” He tweeted that a system “this cruel and inhuman can’t be reformed” and that they should reallocate the resources on “true public health and public safety.” He has also frequently accused cops of being agents of “white supremacy.”
“Too many police in our country are more concerned with protecting white supremacy than serving the communities that pay their salaries. We need to urgently and explicitly address white supremacy and its presence in our police forces,” Bowman wrote in a May 2021 tweet.
Democrats always want lower-income neighborhoods to be deprived of protection and law enforcement so that they submit in fear to radical-left policies. Rep. Bowman never said to stop the police protection in the upper-class neighborhood he lives in. He has pushed the extreme view that defunding the police means defunding the “occupation of black bodies and the militarization of our communities.” He has pushed for getting police out of our schools and providing our schools with “the resources they deserve.”
President of Yonkers Benevolent Association Keith Olson slammed Bowman’s hypocrisy for demanding to defund the police while calling those same officers to come and protect your home in the days following the Jan. 6 incident.
“Not long ago, the Congressman called for dramatically less policing in the most violent, crime-ridden neighborhoods … Asking these same police officers to protect your family while creating policies that make communities of color less safe is simply disgraceful,” Olson said.
Bowman’s staff have refused to address whether the Congressman’s actions were hypocritical in light of his anti-police stances, but it just shows that when you’re in trouble you call the police. And elite Democratic politicians want to strip that right away. Perhaps Bowman should’ve called some social workers to come to guard his house? Democrats are quite the hypocrites.