NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Suggests Residents ‘Intervene’ to Stop Violence in Lieu of Police

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New York City first lady Chirlane McCray is asking city residents to “intervene” against violence for one another less than a year after she rallied support for the movement to “Defund the Police.”

On March 6, 2021, McCray tweeted:

The Daily Wire points out it was just nine months ago that McCray was pushing her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), to support defunding the police.

On June 7, 2020, Breitbart News reported de Blasio was vowing to cut funding for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) even as violent crime soared. The New York Post observed de Blasio disbanded the NYPD’s plainclothes anti-crime unit on Monday, June 15, 2020, and the week ended with “28 [shooting] incidents and 38 victims.”

By June 23, 2020, shootings in NYC had surged 358 percent higher than they were by that same time the year before.

Violence continues in the city. The Post noted shootings in February 2021 were up 75 percent over the number of shootings in February 2020.

Now First Lady McCray is asking residents to “intervene.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at



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