Adeed Fayaz’s sterling example reveals progressive insanity on anti-cop pledge
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A somber crowd gathered Thursday at a Brooklyn mosque to mourn the savage killing of NYPD Officer Adeed Fayaz — his brothers and sisters in blue of each race and creed united in bidding farewell to one in every of New York’s Best and “the star” each of his household and his precinct.
The distinction between this upstanding younger man and the far left’s vicious caricature of law enforcement officials couldn’t be stronger. It’s notably telling about the schism in the City Council’s Progressive Caucus over policing.
The caucus’ leaders demand that every one members pledge to work “to scale back the scale and scope of the NYPD and the Division of Correction, and prioritize and fund various security infrastructure.” Refuse, and also you’re out — a diktat that’s apparently going to exile half the members.
Policing, the truth is, is the basis of public security. The refusal to acknowledge that crime must be fought (ideally, and primarily, by stopping it) is the core flaw within the botched prison justice “reforms” which have despatched crime hovering amid an infinite cycle of catch-and-release recidivism.
Some progressives (primarily ones frightened about re-election when 41% of New York voters peg crime as issue #1) see this. Council (and caucus) Members Marjorie Velázquez (Bx.), Justin Brannan (Bklyn.), Shaun Abreu (Mhttn.), Lynn Schulman (Qns.) and 5 others — to date — have refused to signal.
Even the members who again these insane concepts tacitly admit they’re nonsense. When the workplace of Queens wokester Tiffany Cabán obtained threats, it called the NYPD. (That the threats have been prompted by Cabán’s pamphlet telling small business owners not to name the cops solely doubles the ugly irony).
Contra the far-left delusion, Officer Fayaz was no agent of white supremacy. He was a Muslim of Pakistani origin who liked his metropolis sufficient to battle for its security, and his life mocks the concept that the very establishment of policing itself is illegitimate as a consequence of systemic racism.
If solely the cop-hating progressives had a fraction of his civic spirit. Mayor Eric Adams is correct to accuse them of getting “hijacked the time period progressive.”