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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:10 PM

Eric Adams calls out rival Maya Wiley's 'hypocrisy' for hiring private security

Eric Adams lashed into mayoral rival Maya Wiley for paying to have private security patrol her leafy Brooklyn enclave while pushing to defund the NYPD, calling it “the highest level of hypocrisy.”

“What do I tell Justin’s mom? That protection is only for affluent New Yorkers?” Adams said Tuesday during a Queens campaign event, referring to 10-year-old Justin Wallace, who was shot dead in Rockaway on Sunday during a dispute between neighbors over parking.

“When I read that article today, to learn that a candidate in the race has private security while they’re saying to other families that are frightened over gun violence, that you don’t need any more security. That’s just not fair. That’s not fair,” Adams said.

The Post reported Monday that the neighborhood association for Prospect Park South, where Wiley lives in a $2.7 million historic mansion, pays for a security guard to drive around the wealthy area daily. Residents, including Wiley’s live-in partner, Harlan Mandel, chip in $550 a year for the privilege.

https://nypost.com/2021/06/08/eric-adams-maya-wiley-a-hypocrite-for-hiring-private-security/

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:12 PM

1. Is that all's he's got?

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:15 PM

2. I really like her, here's hoping her numbers pick up..n/t

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:54 AM

13. Me too n/t

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:18 PM

3. Eric, that is just plain damn stupid. nt

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:19 PM

4. Seriously?

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:21 PM

5. That's not hypocrisy. Sheesh.

That's actually perfectly in line with calling for defunding a public police force.

Better I think to attack her "defund the NYPD" stance for its utter dumbness (if in fact that's her stance... I don't pretend to know), and with the fact that most people can't afford private security.


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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:27 PM

6. This helped her and hurt him. Unrelatable faux populist angle. (Nt)

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:40 PM

7. The upper eschelon hires private security for themselves while defunding security for lesser others

My my my....
That's quite a glaring piece of hypocrisy, ain't it.

Shame shame.

Millionares & billionares determining the fate of the unfortunate?
Big Fat No to Ms Wiley, then.


But.. but from her endorsement page. Guess its bad billionares, not the priviledged millionares.
But see, she said, "working people".

Can working people afford private security to guard their homes when the PD is underfunded?
Waiting for an answer please, Ms Wiley

If we don’t come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city for and by working people. So we will vote for Maya

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 09:32 PM

10. how does that compare to a career in an oppressive para military that murders its citizens? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:59 AM

12. Protection for me but not for thee. .

Private paramilitary is too expensive for average workers.


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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 08:22 PM

8. $550 a year? That's actually pretty tiny amount for security.

I'd pay that for extra protection, actually.

Rich people gonna rich. What are we going to point at next?
"She's driving her own car instead of taking a cab like a real New Yorker!"

"She lives in a 9-room house instead of a studio!"

Wouldn't we all, if we had the money?

We keep electing rich people, sometimes extremely rich people. Some are more likely than others to think about those who aren't rich.

FDR, JFK... some rich people, even born-rich people, do have a social conscience.

I think it's way too expensive to run for office and that keeps out poorer candidates, and that's bad. Even upper-middle-class people usually can't afford to take a year off work to run, and that cuts out most of us wage-earners.

But I guess I'd rather have an FDR-rich-person in office than a Joe-the-Plumber "working-class" Trumper type.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 09:35 PM

11. one wonders why the PD where she lives is so bad she needed extra security lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:12 AM

15. Well, if you live in one of those HOA communities...

You don't always have a choice-- you just get a bill in the mail from the HOA.
I assume her "security" is more than just a mall cop driving through the neighborhood once a day?

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:14 AM

16. And "real" police can be "over-aggressive" with people of color--

And being rich and even being powerful don't protect you against that, as Cory Booker and lots of African American celebrities have attested.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 08:26 PM

9. Willing to bet that Wiley goes up as votes shift from Stringer...

The second sexual harassment accusation doesn't help, and the odds of a white male winning in 2021 were never good.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:07 AM

14. Same as it ever was

Those of means, be it money or power, are important people and will make sure they are taken care of.

The rest of us are less important so don't need as much day to day security. (Security meaning not just physical protection but things like food, housing, medical care...)

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