NYC ‘Queen’s’ Plea for Unarmed Citizen Intervention Shows Elitist Arrogance

Why wouldn’t the rulers treat people who demand to be swindled out of their rights with arrogant contempt? (NYC Mayor’s Office/Twitter)

U.S.A. – -( “After ‘Defunding The Police,’ NYC First Lady Pleads For Citizens To Intervene In Violent Crimes As Assaults Spike,” The Daily Wire reported Monday. The story noted a series of tweets from Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urging citizens to place themselves at potential physical risk in the face of hostility and escalating violence.

“As attacks on Asian American communities continue, we’re asking New Yorkers to show up for their neighbors and intervene when witnessing hateful violence or harassment,” McCray pontificated. “I know that can be frightening when you aren’t sure what to do or say, but you can learn.

Intervene against who, exactly?

“Authorities” are keeping who the hate crime perpetrators are close to the vest, making it especially dangerous to get involved if for no other reason than fear of being smeared as a racist for defending against a minority aggressor.

“Fear is a normal feeling when stepping into a confrontation, but being prepared can help,” McCray continues, undeterred by anything so mundane as reality. “I’ll share @iHollaback ‘s 5 D’s, which are easy to remember tactics that we can all use to de-escalate a situation. D is for Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct.”

Entitled sociopaths who will punch, stab or shoot you because they feel like it will justify it internally by viewing iHollaback’s wholly unqualified “street harassment” response advice with a “D” of their own, for “Disrespect.” Come to think of it, McCray should have added another “D” for “Duck.”

That’s because her advice doesn’t seem very prudent in a city marked by shootings that had “doubled in 2020 and were up 75 percent last month compared to a year prior.” Big Apple citizen disarmament edicts guarantee the “law-abiding” will be at an extreme disadvantage.

Consider the Sullivan Law, and subsequent New York State edicts and specialized New York City prohibitions. Look at what’s required just to get “permission” to own a gun in that town. Forget about carrying one “legally” unless you’re rich and connected or a celebrity.

Not that Queen Chirlane needs to concern herself with that. She doesn’t need to worry about being “street harassed” or to depend on the kindness of (unarmed) strangers should she find herself being threatened. McCray, hubby, and their royal brood are protected 24/7 by armed security details, and that includes outside the city limits.

Back when he was sticking his toe in presidential waters, de Blasio and the Mrs. were guarded by “at least 10 detectives, including two supervisors, who stayed at the same hotels and ferried the couple around Iowa, South Carolina and other early primary states.” Hizzoner even assigned one of his bodyguards to accompany their son to Yale and “ordered NYPD Executive Protection Unit to move his daughter out of a Brooklyn apartment.”

The curious thing is, between the mayor’s phony budget cuts and his wife’s wholly political pandering, information about reductions in protective detail costs appears to be as guarded as they are. Anybody hear her demand to defund her own security? Or say getting rid of that part of NYPD would be “utopia”?

As for the hapless citizens who pay for it all (and yet somehow always seem to elect elitist violence monopolists to rule over them), the demand that they be rendered defenseless yet still put themselves in harm’s way — to do the job NYPD’s gun law enforcers can’t do — is stunning in its elitist arrogance. It recalls nothing so much as Marie Antoinette’s apocryphal quote when told the people had no bread:

“Let them eat cake.”

You gotta wonder if at any point a people who have welcomed their freedom to be so abused will wake up and repurpose some of those horse-drawn carriages the mayor tried to ban as tumbrels.

Also see: NYC Shooting Surge Highlights de Blasio’s Ineptness and Futility of Anti-Gun Edicts

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Hey, New Yorkers, you made your bed enjoy lying in it. I have nothing for any of them.


I agree wholeheartedly.


What you tolerate will continue and you get the kind of Goverment you deserve.


I have said it before and I will say it again: I have zero sympathy for the adults of New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, la, Frisco, Portland, Seattle, and all the other crap hole Metropolises that are run by Democrats! The fine citizens of those cities have voted for Democrats, in some cases for the last 100 years, others for several decades 50 years and up! Every time they vote for a Democrat City, they are voting for rapes, murders, muggings, GTA’s, burglaries, and all the rest of the felonies and all the misdemeanors! So I don’t care… Read more »


Thank you Wyoming for not pooling the entire state as a shit whole and realizing that the remainder of the counties are held hostage by the city that has the larger population and determines the outcome for all of us. My answer is that we need to start doing governor voting based on counties that vote for them, not the total population or what they call popular vote and we refer to as unpopular vote. That is about the only way I can see to fix the problem for all of our states. Love Cody, Buffalo, Gillette Sundance and others… Read more »


Now they want the “Vigilantes” as they have called us to step up and do the job that they have made impossible for the NYPD to do? What will happen if a person of color is harmed say by a non person of color who steps in to defend someone? I’ll bet she will lose her mind and demand they be all but executed. I think I would pass. Which is sad.


Don’t you mean,”…a non-person of no color who…?” 😉


Translation: You’re on your own, plebs. Deal with it.


What an idiot. Proof she doesn’t live in our world. How many people now days turn their head and didn’t see it because they fear retaliation during or after a trial. Or this one, they get involved in a small fight and the person pulls an illegal gun and shoots them. Surprise, someone didn’t follow the rules, you’re dead over something that wasn’t your business in the first place and you put your life in danger so it’s your own fault. Thank you for your assistance. NO Thank you. If you don’t have reciprocity, you don’t see me there because… Read more »


Well, to start with, his real name is “Warren Wilhelm Jr.”. In 2001, he changed it to Bill De Blasio, probably for political reasons. In 1994, he and his bride honeymooned in Cuba. An avowed socialist, he of course has armed security, 24/7/365 to protect him from the unwashed masses. The simple fact that he was elected to the office of the mayor is testament to the quality of the voters in that craphole city.


or perhaps the way the votes were “counted”? We have unassailable proof now that this is a “thing”.


Well you know full well no one wants to be ‘Karened’ – and that alone will deter most everyone.


I left that place in 1988.
The New York City I grew up in was great. These elitists have destroyed it. Now they want to destroy these United States.


I escaped in 1990. Tried to get a pistol permit to purchase and use at the county range in Middle Island, NY. It was six pages NCR paper, worse then a mortgage application. Needed five people not related by marriage or blood to say I am not nuts. Plus the fee. Took it home and tossed it in the trash. All for a .22 Ruger Mk pistol I had my eye on. NUTS. Permit was only to buy not conceal, had to be unloaded at all times outside of the home.

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That’s what happens when folks allow the caste system of Merrie Auld England to prevail: those of “blue blood” and the rest of the rabble, presumably filled wiht red blood that leaks when holes get made in them. Around here, when a law abiding citizen comes upon a situation such as she attempts to portray (any wagers on how much of that she has actually SEEN? What, no takers?) will often apply, as indicated in the specific situation, a sixth “D”. The “D” that is for DISCHARGE a cartridge to initiate the process of sending a personal message to the… Read more »

Get Out

Anyone know if she and her family enjoy the privilege of armed security these days?


Once he leaves office they are on their own.


Even after office, they’re rich enough to afford private security…


When we lived out on Long Island in the 1950’s people had guns, our Dad has his. Being a child it would be hard to state whether where we lived was conservative, or liberal, but probably more conservative. Back in those days being a liberal had a different meaning as it does today.

But even back then you needed a permit to buy a handgun, not sure about a long gun. My father had a NYS concealed carry permit, and even back then it was not valid in NYC.


My father had a NYS concealed carry permit, and even back then it was not valid in NYC

Not since Mayor Sullivan got his law enacted in NYC. That law disarmed “everyone” but only practially applied to HIS “boys”. They’d get a pass if caught armed, whilst his rivals if caught would take up resience in the CrowBar Hotel for a LONG time. The Sulllivan Caste System persists to the present.Seems the only cure is to apply yet one more “D”.. DEPART. Like you did.


For those gentle readers who don’t know the ideology of 18 century Rhetoric. The “cake she was referring to was not desert. It was what is at the bottom of an “Out House!”
Nice people, those French Aristocrats!

Dave in Fairfax

HB, Sorry, Cake isn’t the outhouse cone. Cake is the crumb layer that is under baked goods when you remove them from the pan. In breads it’s frequently cornmeal or a dusting of flour. It keeps the thing that you’re cooking from burning and sticking to the pan it’s cooked in. There are lots of terms in baking that don’t mean what they sound like they do. CRUMB, for example doesn’t mean small pieces of bread that have fallen off the loaf, it means the internal structure of the loaf. What she is supposed to have said, but didn’t, it… Read more »

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Well now.


EEEEeeeeeenteresteeng!!!!! Never knew that. Makes more sense now.


The ONLY time elites learn anything of value, is when their protection stops.


Or when they bleed… (including money).


D can also stand for Destroy…..

uncle dudley

What advice does the mayors wife have for all the police who were disrespected last year when they had buckets of water thrown on them?
Some had plastic bottles of water launched in their direction, lets hear her advice to them.
Why would anyone want to be a cop in that nasty city when they aren’t allowed to do their job for fear of being called a racist or charged for protecting themselves, she needs to shut her pie hole unless she demands to allow the cops to be cops.


You’re a little confused. The cops there have no issue enforcing UN Constitutional orders. They deserve everything they get.


It’s difficult to support an NYC cop who will arrest a guy for a technical violation of an arcane gun law and ruin his life and then gloat about “smiling and waving” with respect to violent criminals and then brag about his pension.

Good LEOs, and only good LEOs, deserve support.

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Cops all over the country enforce arms laws every day. They harass, extort, assault, kidnap, and even murder people for unjust and/or unconstitutional laws every single day! And this guy is upset because some cops got wet! Could one’s priorities be any more upside down?


Then why don’t YOU become a police officer and show us all how it SHOULD be done? Put up or shut up.


Because I don’t have the desire to violate people’s rights for shitty pay.


Are you sure that is the reason and not because you aren’t willing to risks that cops take, such as being injured or killed?? Nothing wrong with admitting you would be nervous in the service.


Considering I joined the military right out of high school and was also a firefighter for ten years I’m gonna go with nah. I have no desire to take a huge pay cut in order to spend six months in the academy just to be fired for refusing to enforce unconstitutional and/or unjust laws.


Do you believe LEOs should enforce future laws that require semiautomatic rifles to be registered?


I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say you will not get an answer.


I’m an eternal optimist.

Given that he applauds LEOs for shooting non-LEOs who are armed in their own home (and who did nothing wrong), I’m going to assume he believes any and all gun control laws (up to and including confiscation) should be enforced with gusto.

American Patriot

Maybe try putting a bounty on these perps heads or even 500 rds of ammo for each mugger taken & maybe the turnout will be much higher……Just sayin!


Do you think they a serious about catching and punishing these perps?
Dems are the party of segregationist and the KKK. Now they have black lives matter and antifa


@Becky: Simple answer: NO! Consider the Asian American who was ATTACKED by the “dude in the yellow hoody. According to the news, he was arrested 17 times and put out of jail — with NO BAIL !!


Liars thieves, and hypocrites!


“Send me to Hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me”


Back again? How much do I pay you for this opportunity? Ponzi sceme? Or are you just going to load me up with malware?


One scenario I like and encourage; Have the Mayor, Governor and his subordinates go to the site of an active shooter WITHOUT their “protectors and guns”. Have the Police step-down and pull back out of harms-way. Only allow the POLITICIANS call out the THUGS who are WANTON to do harm. Hold ONLY the POLITICIANS — RESPONSIBLE for the outcome of every developing shooting situation by the THUGS, CRIMINALS!
It IS TIME to force the POLITICIANS to “put their money where their mouths are with their multitudes of flowing propaganda!

Ansel Hazen

Tumbrel. Glad I came to read and be treated to that concept. My research shows that something called a “cucking stool” may have use if it were set up in Times Square as well.