NYC Mayor De Blasio's Wife: New York Would Be a 'Utopia' Without Police
Controversial Democrat First Lady Chirlane McCray makes case to 'abolish the police'
The far-left wife of New York City's Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio is arguing that NYC would become a "utopia" if it abolished its police department, law courts, and presumably prisons.
NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray recently described a world in which cops didn't enforce the city's laws as “a nirvana” amid calls to defund police departments across America.
McCray, who was accompanied by her husband Mayor de Blasio when she was speaking, made the remarks to Time magazine just days after Minnesota lawmakers vowed to dismantle the Minneapolis police department.
The Minnesota city's PD has come under harsh criticism for the police custody death of George Floyd.
“That would be like nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray declared, referring to the possibility of a police-free metropolis.
She acknowledged, however, that her wish is probably not likely to come true any time soon.
But McCray, who’s looking at a run for Brooklyn Borough President, noted that implementing such a drastic change in the Big Apple would be much more challenging than doing it in Minneapolis.
“They’re a small city,” she said.
“They can do things that would not be possible in a large city like New York.”
Her words came as her husband contemplates how to make significant cuts to the NYPD, according to News Pushed.
De Blasio is making the push amid a fiscal crisis and demands that the city defunds the department.
The calls to slash the police budget come over its handling of protesters who flooded streets after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis cop, who held a knee against his neck for more than eight minutes.
De Blasio also held out hope for a future without cops but agreed it’s unrealistic.
“Could the human race evolve to a point where no guardians, no structures are needed?" he asked.
"I guess in theory, but I don’t see that in the future we’re going to live the next few generations,” he said.
“You’re going to have police in New York City because it is needed for safety, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change policing.”