By Duncan Smith
The left is literally trying to destroy America’s social fabric, and they are using brain-dead idealists to get it done.
True believers like, say, Tiffany Cabán in New York City.
This queer Latina (her description, not ours) is likely going to win a seat on the Queens City Council, and she will bring with her one of the most absurd ‘crime prevention’ plans ever devised by a human.
In a nutshell, it would require crime victims to sit down with their attackers and work out some sort of ‘resolution’ after they talked things out and the victim ‘got answers’ to their ‘questions’ using ‘support systems.
We wish this was fiction, but it’s not.
One element her plan doesn’t include: Jail time for most offenders.
You can’t make this lunacy up.
The New York Post reports:
The radical “public safety” plan put forward by socialist candidate Tiffany Cabán — a shoo-in to earn a spot on the City Council representing western Queens after November's election — would allow for victims of violent crimes to help their attackers in the name of “restorative justice.”
The Democrat's woke, 48-page manifesto would strip cops and courts of some of their most basic law enforcement roles — like sending violent perps to prison.
“Communities will be empowered to develop individualized strategies to help heal wounds of violence rather than being forced to rely on policing and prisons as the only recourse,” reads the policy from the Democratic Socialists of America-backed candidate in the non-competitive race.
Cabán's plan, titled “A New Vision of Public Safety for New York City,” posits a scenario in which the victim of a violent mugging would be largely responsible for deciding the fate of their assailant.
But the “Kumbaya”-style idea doesn't include actually getting the assailant off the streets with the goal of protecting others to protect others.
“Example of Use: A person is beaten up, suffers a broken rib, and is robbed of his wallet. First, his needs are heard and affirmed, and he works with trained staff to develop a service and healing plan,” Cabán's proposal says.
“Then, when he is ready, he participates in restorative justice circles with the person who harmed him and their respective support systems. He asks questions and gets answers, and they develop an accountability and consequences plan.”
Again, this is a real candidate for a real city council position in Queens that she is very likely going to win.
And this, while NYC is in the midst of a (Democrat-caused) crime wave.
Some of her future colleagues, thankfully, have called our out for this idiocy.
“Unless Ms. Cabán is running to represent the Twilight Zone, it sounds like she needs to participate in a restorative reality circle,” Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) told The Post. “Our city and state already help criminals enough as it is, without insane ideas like this.”
“It's not a plan for anything but total chaos and yet another denial of the absolutely essential role the police, courts, and incarceration play in any society,” he added.
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