New York gubernatorial hopeful and defund police proponent Jumaane Williams (D) enjoys an NYPD protective detail.
Williams also “lives on a military base that provides around-the-clock security,” FOX News reported.
The military base, Fort Hamilton, requires “anyone who steps foot on the garrison…[to] go through security checkpoints and submit to a background check,” the New York Post pointed out.
An official who spoke to the Post described Williams’ living arrangement, saying, “These aren’t apartments listed on Zillow. It’s essentially a gated community with stunning waterfront views protected by tanks and soldiers with M16s.”
Williams was elected as a New York City public advocate in 2019.
He also ran for lieutenant governor, describing himself as a “Democratic Socialist” with hopes of abolishing ICE, the Jacobin noted.
Fifty-three-year-old Joseph Rolland lives near the military base and believes Williams is being very “hypocritical.”
Rolland said, “He gets to protect himself, and yet we can’t?”
“I feel like it’s a situation where regular citizens are not allowed to defend ourselves, and people like our elected officials can. What I would say to the elected officials is if you’re so anti-police and so anti-gun, then you should give up all of those privileges that allow you to protect yourself,” he added.
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