New York Congressional Candidate Calls For Disarming Police

Democratic congressional primary candidate Jamaal Bowman has called for disarming police officers.

Bronx, NY – A Democratic primary candidate for New York’s 16 congressional district called for disarming the police after a Fort Worth, Texas police officer shot an armed woman in her home during a welfare check.

Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman is one of the several candidates challenging incumbent U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-New York) in the voting district that contains parts of the Bronx and Westchester County, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Bowman has been endorsed by the Justice Democrats, the same progressive group that supported U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) in 2018.

“It’s time to disarm the police... #AtatianaJefferson,” Bowman tweeted on Oct. 14.

Manhattan Institute legal policy expert Rafael Mangual called Bowman’s proposal “nonsensical,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"The proposal itself is something that I don’t think is to be taken seriously," Mangual said. "This idea that we can disarm police, even in New York, which has now relatively low rates of gun crime, is really nonsensical."

The policy expert highlighted recent research that showed 99.2 percent of arrests involved no use of force, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

When officers had to use force to make an arrest, the research showed 98 percent of the time the person was taken into custody with “no or mild injury.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that there have been 32 police-involved shootings in New York City’s five boroughs since 2015, and only one of the suspects was unarmed, based on statistics in The Washington Post’s database of police uses of fatal force.

"This idea that we are suffering an epidemic of police shootings that are unjustified is nonsensical," Mangual said. "The vast majority of police shootings involve armed suspects that are actively resisting and posing threats to law enforcement."

Bowman isn’t the only Progressive Democrat primary challenger to Engel who wants to disarm the police, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Candidate Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a teacher, has also called for disarming officers.

"As someone who envisions a society free of guns, I support disarming police," Ghebreghiorgis said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

He claimed arming police "needlessly escalates what should be non-confrontational interactions between community stakeholders."

Yet another candidate to oust Engel called the plan to disarm law enforcement “outrageous and irresponsible,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Candidate Sammy Ravelo, a former police officer with 25 years on the force, said he disagreed strongly with Bowman.

"I believe that the recent call by my opponent to disarm the police is both outrageous and irresponsible," said Ravelo. "The suggestion of disarming our men and women in blue disqualifies Mr. Bowman from seeking to become an elected official."

He also pointed out that in addition to making the job more dangerous for police officers, disarming them would disproportionately impact disenfranchised communities where much of the crime occurs, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"Disarming the Police will negatively impact poor communities and communities of color where violence is higher due to socio-economic reasons," Ravelo explained.

Incumbent Engel hasn’t weighed in on Bowman’s proposal at all, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Engel hasn’t had a GOP challenger for his seat since 2012, and the Democratic Party hasn’t given him much to worry about in recent years either.

In 2018, he won 74 percent of the vote against three primary opponents, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

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Ever watching
Ever watching

Dumbest shit I've ever read! No mention of the criminal giving up their shit!

flybynight
flybynight

Lowcom!!!!! You shaved!!!!!

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Classic Liberals, wanting to leave us unprotected for their propaganda.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Too stupid.....my thoughts can't be in print.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Liberalism is a mental illness.

They want to disarm the law-abiding public, and the extremists even want to disarm law enforcement. Well, when some bad guys go around shooting the city up, what's he going to do? Whatever it is, it's going to result in a lot of innocent people dying.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Yeah, I don't see that happening anytime soon.....

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Special kind stupid

whatalways3parts
whatalways3parts

"The vast majority of police shootings involve ARMED suspects that are actively resisting and posing threats to law enforcement."

"He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done." By Leonardo de Vinci "Justice w/o force is powerless. Force w/o justice is tyrannical ." By Blaise Paskel

Rocknryan61
Rocknryan61

All you idiots that believe this can put yourself on an island with no Guns and no Police, kind of like the "Escape from New York" Movie. Let's see how that works out for you. May the Strongest Survive!

186
186

What will happen when you call 911 and there are no cops left to help you?

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

What an idiot!

Alexm555
Alexm555

This is probably the most idiotic suggestion ever made by Dems, but it follows their general agenda of being anti 2nd Amendment, and disarming the populace. The only ones that will have guns when they are done, will be the criminals and the government itself. Look out if that ever happens.

tomallison
tomallison

Middle School Principal.... that a huge joke in its self... then disarm all the cops... WOW This guy has some serious mental problems going on....

les0060
les0060

I think its a good Idea, all the good people who don't want to be protected by police. Should move into a very large community with each other. I will take my police force.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

This guy can't even run a middle school. Test scores are tanking under his leadership. Get this...

From 2016 to 2018, proficiency in English and Language Arts dropped from 77% to 45%.

From 2016 to 2018, proficiency in Math dropped from 67% to 14%.

Disgusting...

Anomie88
Anomie88

Yeah and Beto is going to send those unarmed police officers to citizen's homes to take their firearms. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!! That's rich! Welcome to Fantasy Island.

ilse
ilse

What an idiot! You do that and you will have NO police force. The officers will all leave and go to another department. They won't even be there to protect your sorry butt. I'd love to see the fallout from that! Can you imagine the crime soaring to heights unheard of when their are no police? Personally, I'd love to see it...just to see you have to apologize for your stupidity.

Patrick C
Patrick C

A lot of the cops in and around NYC was the MP's over during and after the Desert Storm and Desert Strike. The muslims SWORE that they would kill the cops when the cops got home. That was around the first time that the politicians of NYC started talking about disarming the cops.. WONDER WHY?? If this doesn't say TRAITOR I Don't know what does.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Another yo-yo moron identified!

Johanna
Johanna

There is nothing liberal about any of this. They are communists. NY is in big trouble.

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

That is just another liberal asshole trying to get attention what a joke.

Gunnersbumpa
Gunnersbumpa

Outlaw guns, even for the POLICE, and only the OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS!!!!!!! I'm willing to bet money that this Moran owns a gun.

gae young
gae young

What an idiot!

fakenews777
fakenews777

sure stupid, once we disarm all of the loser thugs that are causing the majority of these issues, we will all disarm, but until then stfu and get out of the way.

Robert5520
Robert5520

Another moron

Wait until your is a victim of a crime and you will singing a different tune