Makes sense. What are you going to do after all: call the police?
New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, whose most famous “achievement” during Bill de Blasio’s storied tenure as mayor to date was making $850 million of taxpayer money vanish, is out with a public service announcement of sorts. The PSA, which was delivered in the form of a Twitter thread, addresses what New Yorkers should do in the event they witness a hate crime in progress.
McCray, who appears to fancy herself something of an amateur psychologist (the missing $850 mil was earmarked for a mental health reform initiative that she had been entrusted to oversee), doesn’t just advise the citizenry to seek help. Rather she provides a detailed plan, culled from something called Hollaback! which describes itself as “a global, people-powered movement to end harassment in all its forms.” Her advice in a nutshell (emphasis on nut) is to jump into the fray.
McCray’s “action plan” is of a piece with the ravings of the defund-the-police crowd, who argue that psychiatric social workers should to dispatched on 911 calls either with or in place of police to defuse the situation. The idea, which gained some prominence following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, is so utterly half-baked that even the leftwing rag Slate disparaged it. (RELATED: During town hall, Biden resurrects myth that cops should ‘aim for the leg’ of a suspect)
As for citizens relying on Hollaback’s 5 D’s — Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct — an Asian man attempted to prevent a robbery he saw taking place in February. He was buried last week.