(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) As the widow of murdered NYPD officer Jason “Tata” Rivera rightfully ravaged the soft-on-crime policies being pushed by radical, leftist district attorneys and the malignant defund the police movement, the newly-elected City Councilwoman who represents the Harlem neighborhood where Rivera and a fellow officer were killed had an entirely different message.
“NYPD is still the biggest gang in New York City,” Kristin Richardson Jordan spewed only weeks before the tragic slaying of the two officers.
NYPD is still the biggest gang in New York City
— Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) NY City Council 9 (@Kristin4Harlem) January 2, 2022
When I call for abolition I mean it.
We must move towards a world without cops.
— Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) NY City Council 9 (@Kristin4Harlem) June 3, 2021
The self-identifying black socialist has also stayed busy criticizing new NYC Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, for trying to revive some semblance of law and order to the city.
“I cannot in good conscience support bringing back a plainclothes unit that would continue white supremacy and oppression,” she crowed.
I’m asking progressives and socialists to stop cozying up to Adams. Are we going to ignore the fact that he’s a former NYPD captain who promised to bring back stop & frisk through a plainclothes unit? If you believe that #BlackLivesMatter than you know this a huge step backwards.
— Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) NY City Council 9 (@Kristin4Harlem) November 19, 2021
In the wake of the Harlem slayings, the cop-hating socialist at first seemed to ignore the tragedy that took place in her own district, reported Hot Air, tweeting a pre-planed message about community gardens.
Jordan only slightly tweaked her anti-police rhetoric when she finally acknowledged the shootings, paying what many saw as lip service to the tragedy of two lives lost and families destroyed, while not being able to help adding a note to abolish the police.
I am saddened; a loss of one is a loss to the whole, as it creates ripples and ripples of pain. I stand with the families of the fallen. To be clear, the death of police officers is not what abolition is. Abolition is an end to violence altogether.
— Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) NY City Council 9 (@Kristin4Harlem) January 22, 2022
After learning that the two officers had died, she disgracefully conflated the loss of two police officers with the distress that the man who shot them had also died.
My deepest condolences to the families of Officer Rivera, Officer Mora and Lashawn McNeil. Lives lost due to broken public safety & mental health systems that spare nobody. Harlem stands with the families of the fallen and we will not stop fighting for a safer world for all.
— Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) NY City Council 9 (@Kristin4Harlem) January 25, 2022