Maya Wiley’s spokeswoman is forced to deny New York’s mayoral candidate plans to disarm police

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Disarm the police? Maya Wiley Forced To Deny She Wants To Take Guns AWAY From Police After Refusing To Keep NYPD Armed During NYC Mayor Debate

  • NY Attorney Letitia James recommended the use of force as a last resort for police officers
  • Maya Wiley was asked if she would go ahead and remove their weapons
  • She initially dodged the question and then refused to answer during a debate
  • Her campaign team had to make it clear that she has no intention of disarming the police

Maya Wiley’s campaign team has been forced to deny its intention to disarm the NYPD police after the New York mayoral candidate refused to commit to a position during a debate.

Speaking to the top five Democratic candidates on Thursday, Wiley said she was “unwilling to make that decision in a debate.”

After the debate, her campaign tried to clarify her response, spokesperson Julia Savel said: Politics: ‘It’s a ridiculous question; no one even talks about taking guns from the police – Maya wouldn’t do that clearly.’

Maya Wiley's campaign team has been forced to deny she plans to disarm NYPD agentsagent

Maya Wiley’s campaign team has been forced to deny she plans to disarm NYPD agentsagent

The question arose after state Attorney General Letitia James made recommendations to make the use of force a last resort for law enforcement.

During Thursday’s debate among the top five Democratic mayoral candidates, Wiley was pressed on the issue of gunning officers.

CBS2 reporter Marcia Kramer asked, “Attorney General Letitia James is proposing legislation to prevent officers from firing their weapons as a last resort.

“Some may wonder why not go to extreme lengths and remove the guns, like in 19 other countries where most of the police are unarmed.”

But Wiley initially evaded the question because she refused to answer whether or not the police had the guns removed.

Speaking to the top five Democratic candidates on Thursday, Wiley said she was

Speaking to the top five Democratic candidates on Thursday, Wiley said she was “unwilling to make that decision in a debate.”

The question arose after state Attorney General Letitia James made recommendations to make violence a last resort for law enforcement

The question arose after state Attorney General Letitia James made recommendations to make violence a last resort for law enforcement

She said, “Well, look, one of the things we have to do is recognize that the mayor’s job is security — security is a job, and I’m going to keep New Yorkers safe when I’m mayor.”

Kramer then asked again if she would take guns, but Wiley continued, “That means we want smart policing. I think we know we have a problem with illegal weapons entering this city.

“We have the strictest gun laws in the country, the question is how they get in.

During Thursday's debate among the top five Democratic mayoral candidates, Wiley was urged to raise the issue of gunning officers.

During Thursday’s debate among the top five Democratic mayoral candidates, Wiley was urged to raise the issue of gunning officers.

“We do want a police force that aims to keep them out of the city and off our street.”

Kramer then asked for the third time, “But will you take the guns from the NYPD?”

Wiley, who is supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren, replied: “I’m not prepared to make that decision in a debate.

“I will have a Citizens Commissioner and a Citizens Commission that will hold the police accountable and ensure that we are protected from crime as well as police brutality.”

All four other candidates on the podium, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer and Andrew Yang, pledged to let the police carry guns.

Yang said, “My first act as mayor will be to go to the police and say we need you.”

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