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It’s business as usual in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stratosphere as a hyper-progressive, #DefundthePolice New York mayoral candidate she just endorsed was spotted leaving her multimillion-dollar home in a Brooklyn neighborhood that is protected by private security.

Ocasio-Cortez, the far-left Democrat who represents part of Queens, has been criticized for the often shameless hypocrisy of the way she lives her life while railing against things such as law enforcement, prisons and capitalism.

On Saturday, AOC put her name behind Maya Wiley, a former official in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration who is a virtual poster child for left-wing hypocrisy.

Wiley has pledged to cut the budget for the New York Police Department by $1 billion, yet her husband, Harland Mandel, pays into private neighborhood security in their wealthy Brooklyn neighborhood, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Wiley has vowed to expand affordable housing for New Yorkers, yet she and Mandel live with their two daughters in a $2.75 million, 4,000-square-foot home in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn, one of the “leafiest — and safest — in the city,” according to the report.

The British tabloid published photographs of Wiley leaving the lavish home this week, just on the heels of the high-profile endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez.

Her campaign is being backed by other progressives — including New York Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Hakeem Jeffries, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro — as her stances on policing, public schools and personal wealth make her the quintessential 2020s progressive.

Others see things differently, of course.

One critic with the NYPD said Wiley’s law enforcement platform is “asinine” and that she’s merely “pandering for votes” while she enjoys private security at home.

“Here they are wanting to defund the police — but to keep my family safe, we hire private security, which is probably staffed by retired cops or military,” the person told the New York Post. “Cops laugh about it all the time. Cops know when they retire, they will get hired by someone like Wiley.”

Democratic primary rival Eric Adams has called Wiley’s plan to defund the police “dangerous” and scathingly accused her and AOC of wanting “to slash the police department budget and shrink the police force at a time when black and brown babies are being shot in our streets” on Sunday, the Post reported.

Wiley also has faced a backlash for her vocal opposition to programs for gifted children in public schools while she sent her own daughters to private schools, including a middle school for gifted children with rigorous testing standards, according to the Daily Mail.

Curtis Sliwa, the most viable Republican mayoral candidate, told the outlet, “Hypocrisy drips from the lips of Maya Wiley. With her, it’s all do as I say, not as I do.”

Sliwa, who is best known for founding the Guardian Angels in the 1970s to fight crime in the city, touted the fact that he’s the only candidate who still takes the subway.

He also pointed out that Wiley’s proposed $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget would be in addition to the $1 billion that’s already been slashed from the rapidly diminishing funds for the department.

Sliwa noted that “if she wins the primary, she will get armed security from the NYPD 24-hours a day at the taxpayers’ expense. I hope she refuses that, but with her record, I don’t think she will.”

“Why should you have to have an armed guard to protect you from the people who voted for you?” he said.

The taxpayer-funded security, of course, would follow the private security that protects her and her family now.

The Prospect Park South Charitable Trust, which sets her and husband Mandel back $550 a month, has guards on duty from 4 p.m. to midnight, according to a neighbor who spoke to the Post. The patrol will even pick up residents at the subway station if they feel unsafe.

Wiley, for her part, has said she doesn’t like the setup but that it’s her husband who pays for the private neighborhood security due to a “trauma response” after he was brutally assaulted during a mugging in 2001.

She told New York Daily News columnist Harry Siegel last year that Mandel “was coming home from work and he saw the car at the end of the block and it just made him feel better.”

“And so he started paying again and then I had a very hard time saying, ‘Don’t do it.’ It’s not necessarily rational but it is his trauma response, so it’s a complicated one for our family,” Wiley said.

Seriously? How many New Yorkers who have experienced trauma in the very same crime-ridden neighborhoods that would be adversely impacted by Wiley’s proposed budget cuts would love their own private security squad yet can’t afford to pay for one themselves?

It’s not really that “complicated,” after all. If you take funding away from the public security forces — you know, the people who are supposed to protect everyone regardless of personal income — then only those who cannot afford private security will suffer.

Meanwhile, it is these people for whom progressive politicians claim to be committed to fighting who will find themselves facing even more crime.

This is the face of 2021’s Democratic Party — privilege and safety for me, but not for thee. Typical.

  • James Rentschler says:

    Why do people vote for these hypocrite pieces of garbage ? ……………. Oh wait were finding out no actual person casts a ballot, Steal, Cheat, Lie, Take what you want Democrooks! Follow them and your following satan worshiping, pedophiles, rapists and racists. #AbolishtheDemocratParty

  • Steve says:

    This is typical Marxist Socialist behavior.

  • Smokey says:

    Why is anyone surprised, Feinstein admitted she carried a gun when she was just starting to work because she had to walk through a bad part of town. Another Dem openly said, when asked why he had security when trying to ban guns, that “he deserved” it. This is just the next in the wave of “HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST I DON’T NEED PROTECTION FROM YOU PEASANTS! I AM YOUR RULER, YOU WILL BOW TO ME! HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST YOU SHOULDN’T BE SHOT IN THE STREET AND I USE YOUR DEATH! YOU BIGOTS WILL BOW BEFORE ME” DNC crap. Hell, I give it less than 20 years before one actually says that.

  • MAGA says:

    Lousy two faced sleazy skank. Trump 2424.

  • CF


    Federal Judge Halts Biden’s $4B Plan to Compensate Farmers Based on Race



    A federal judge took the extraordinary rare step of issuing a temporary restraining order halting President Joe Biden’s $4 billion loan forgiveness program for minority farmers, saying the plan replaced one form of discrimination with another because white farmers are excluded.

    Wisconsin Judge William Griesbach, a George W. Bush appointee, also claimed the plan did not give adequate examples of recent hardships imposed on minority farmers.

    “The obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: it is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin,” Griesbach wrote.

    “Indeed, Congress can implement race-neutral programs to help farmers and ranchers in need of financial assistance, such as requiring individual determinations of disadvantaged status or giving priority to loans of farmers and ranchers that were left out of the previous pandemic relief funding,” Griesbach wrote. “It can also provide better outreach, education, and other resources. But it cannot discriminate on the basis of race.”

    The money for farmers is part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that directs $4 billion to offer loan forgiveness through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and would be used to pay up to 120 percent of direct or guaranteed farm loan balances for black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian American, or Pacific Islander farmers.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the lawsuit:

    The group is representing 12 farmers, two of whom live in Wisconsin. Calumet County dairy farmer Adam Faust, who farms with both legs amputated after being born with spina bifida, and Christopher Baird, who owns a dairy farm near Ferryville in Crawford County.

    “There should absolutely be no federal dollars going anywhere just based on race,” Faust said.

    “The Court recognized that the federal government’s plan to condition and allocate benefits on the basis of race raises grave constitutional concerns and threatens our clients with irreparable harm,” said Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel for Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL). “The Biden administration is radically undermining bedrock principles of equality under the law.”

    The Sentinel reported the USDA is still implementing the program but is reviewing what the restraining order means for its future.

    ”We respectfully disagree with this temporary order and USDA will continue to forcefully defend our ability to carry out this act of Congress and deliver debt relief to socially disadvantaged borrowers,” a USDA spokesperson said. ”When the temporary order is lifted, USDA will be prepared to provide the debt relief authorized by Congress.”

    Some 17,000 farmers and ranchers from all 50 states qualify for the assistance, according to the Sentinel.

    The case in Faust v. Vilsack, No. 1:21-cv-528 for the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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    Police Investigating The ‘Suicide’ Of A Reporter Who Broke Clinton Tarmac Story



    Law enforcement officials in Alabama are investigating an apparent “suicide” by the reporter who broke the bombshell story in 2016 that former President Bill Clinton secretly met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix tarmac in the run up to the presidential election while his wife, then-candidate Hillary Clinton, was under federal criminal investigation.

    “At 8:13 a.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call of a person down at a residence on Scout Trace. Hoover police and fire personnel arrived to find the 45-year-old [Christopher] Sign dead,” reported. “Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.”

    Sign, who played football at the University of Alabama, moved to a local ABC News station in Alabama in 2017 after working at a news station in Pheonix.

    The New York Post reported:

    While there, Sign broke the major 2016 presidential campaign news that Bill Clinton met with Lynch on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport while the then-AG was investigating the use of a private e-mail server by Hillary Clinton, the former president’s wife and the Democratic presidential candidate at the time.

    Sign went on to write a book about the encounter titled “Secret on the Tarmac.”

    Sign told Fox News last year that he “knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual” on the tarmac.

    “It was a planned meeting,” Sign said. “It was not a coincidence.”

    “[The book] details everything that they don’t want you to know and everything they think you forgot, but Bill Clinton was on that plane for 20 minutes and it wasn’t just about golf, grandkids, and Brexit. There’s so much that doesn’t add up,” he said. “He then sat and waited in his car with the motorcade, her airstairs come down, most of her staff gets off, he then gets on as the Secret Service and FBI are figuring out ‘How in the world are we supposed to handle this? What are we supposed to do?’”

    Sign, who said that he received death threats over his reporting, said that the story “isn’t about right or left, Republican or Democrat, it’s about right and wrong and journalism.”

    “My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”

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    Biden Reveals Why He Won’t Hold a Joint Press Conference With Putin



    President Joe Biden revealed on June 13 why he decided to avoid a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland next week.

    “I always found, and I don’t mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other,” Biden told reporters at a press conference at the Cornwall Airport Newquay in England.

    “It’s about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with Russia.”

    In 2018, when President Donald Trump met with Putin in person and held a joint news conference, corporate media outlets launched attacks against Trump and suggested the joint appearance meant the two had a cozy relationship. It came amid then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Mueller, after a 22-month investigation, ultimately turned up “insufficient evidence” to support the allegations.

    “I think the best way to deal with this is for he and I to meet, he and I to have our discussion. I know you don’t doubt that I’ll be very straightforward with him about our concerns, and I will make clear my view of how that meeting turned out and he’ll make clear from his perspective how it turned out,” Biden said.

    Biden then seemed to make reference to the possibility that the meeting would trigger rampant speculation from the press.

    “I don’t want to get into being diverted by, did they shake hands, who talked the most, and the rest,” he said.

    During the Group of Seven (G-7) summit on June 13, the president said he would raise concerns during his meeting with Putin.

    “We are not looking for conflict. We are looking to resolve those actions which we think are inconsistent with international norms, number one,” Biden said. “Number two, where we can work together. We may be able to do that in terms of some strategic doctrine that may be able to be worked together. We’re ready to do it.”

    When asked about whether he believes that U.S.–Russia relations are at a low point—something Putin had said in recent days—Biden agreed.

    “I think he’s right, it’s at a low point,” he said.

    “It depends on how he responds to acting consistent with international norms, which in many cases he has not.”

    But Biden said the poor relationship was the fault of Russia, and again alleged that Moscow engaged in malign behavior during U.S. elections, as well as cyberattacks against American infrastructure and industries. Biden also claimed, without providing details, that Putin was directly responsible for an unspecified cyberattack.

    “I checked it out. I had access to all the intelligence. He was engaged in those activities—I can respond to that,” Biden told reporters on June 13. “This is not a contest about who can do better in a press conference, embarrass each other. It’s about making myself very clear what the conditions of our relationship are.”

    The White House placed new sanctions on Russia following the sweeping SolarWinds breach and for alleged interference during the 2020 election. The FBI said that Russia-based groups were behind the SolarWinds cyberattack, which affected several federal agencies.

    Biden said in a March interview with ABC News that he agreed with the claim that Putin is “a killer,” which prompted criticism from Russian officials. Putin in an interview with NBC last week brushed off the comments.

    Putin, according to a Russian-to-English translation, attempted to tie Biden’s remarks in March to “some deep things in Hollywood” and “macho behavior” that can be “treated as cinematic.”

    “So, as far as harsh rhetoric, I think that this is an expression of overall U.S. culture,” Putin said. “But that is part of U.S. political culture, where it’s considered normal. By the way, not here [in Russia]. … It is not considered normal here.”

    The Department of Defense authorized $150 million in defense aid to Ukraine on June 11, amid renewed tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over the Donbas region.

    Earlier this year, there were large military movements of Russian troops and armor toward the eastern Ukraine border and into Crimea, sparking fears of a wider war, although in April the Kremlin signaled that it would attempt to deescalate tensions by withdrawing some of its forces.

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    World Leaders Laugh At Biden After Boris Johnson Has To Remind Biden Of Something That Just Happened



    World leaders laughed at President Joe Biden during a roundtable event at the G7 over the weekend after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to remind Biden of something that had just happened moments before.

    Sky News posted the clip on social media, which showed Johnson introducing world leaders who had just joined the event. In the clip, Johnson introduced South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was the only black leader in the room, and, after Johnson introduced him, Biden introduced the president of South Africa and pointed at him in a manner that suggested that he did not know that he had just been introduced.

    “…to say how pleased I am to welcome those who have just joined us in some pretty spectacular weather,” Johnson said. “With them, Prime Minister Modi, President Ramaphosa, President Moon…”

    “And the president of South Africa,” Biden interjected.

    “And the president of South Africa as I said early on,” Johnson responded.

    “Oh, you did?” Biden asked.

    The room erupted in laughter.


    Biden was widely mocked online after the incident, with many describing it as an embarrassing moment for the United States.

    It was not the only moment during the G7 that Biden appeared to struggle as he repeatedly referred to Libya as he spoke to the press.

    Biden said [emphasis added]:

    And so, there’s a lot going on where we can work together with Russia. For example, in Libya, we should be opening up the passes to be able to go through and provide — provide food assistance and economic — I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble.

    I think I’m going to try very much — hard to — it is — and, by the way, there’s places where — I shouldn’t be starting off on negotiating in public here. But let me say it this way: Russia has engaged in activities which are — we believe are contrary to international norms, but they have also bitten off some real problems they’re going to have trouble chewing on.

    And, for example, the rebuilding of — of Syria, of Libya, of — you know, this is — they’re there. And as long as they’re there without the ability to bring about some order in the — in the region, and you can’t do that very well without providing for the basic economic needs of people.

    So I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation that — where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya, that — consistent with the interest of — maybe for different reasons — but reached it for the same reason — the same result.

    Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted that aides told her that Biden meant to say Syria instead of Libya.

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    Teen Influencer With 26 Million Followers Tells Fans He’s Pro-Life: Abortion Is ‘Killing Someone’



    A 19-year-old Spanish TikTok influencer with a massive following told fans last month that he’s pro-life, emphasizing that an abortion is “killing someone” — a far cry from leftist language that categorizes abortion procedures as “health care.”

    “In a series of videos responding to questions from his followers, Naim Darrechi, 19, who is a musician and author of a book, gave his opinions and thoughts on abortion,” LiveAction reported Friday. “He knew that what he had to say about the controversial topic could cause a stir, but he decided to say it anyway.”

    “An abortion is interrupting a life,” Darrechi said on video, addressing his 26 million followers. “When a woman is pregnant, if she doesn’t take anything, if she doesn’t abort, the natural cycle is going to make a life emerge.”

    “But here one of the biggest arguments of the people who are in favor of abortion, which is: ‘no, but the fetus does not suffer, that is something that has nothing there, is that it does not suffer,’” the teen added. “Here the question is not whether he suffers or not. The question here is that a life is being taken.”

    Darrechi noted that he believes abortion “should not be legal or free, period,” LiveAction reported, “Because it is killing someone.”

    Responding to a fan in a follow-up video, Darrechi said he would take on fatherhood “without hesitation” if his girlfriend were to become pregnant unexpectedly. “I would be a father without hesitation. You give me a child and I’ll fall in love with it,” he said. “Giving life to someone and on top of having the responsibility of educating him and being able to teach and guide him is the most beautiful and most precious thing in the world.”

    Liberal states like New York have sanctioned abortion until birth, and pro-abortion Democratic politicians have cheered permitting such a gruesome procedure.

    Dr. Anthony Levatino, a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist who performed over 1,200 abortions before he became pro-life, spoke to LiveAction in 2016 to describe late-term abortion. The Daily Wire reported:

    “At this point, the baby is almost fully developed and viable, meaning he or she could survive outside the womb if the mother were to go into labor prematurely. Because the baby is so large and developed, the procedure takes three or four days to complete,” says Levatino.

    “On day one, the abortionist uses a large needle to inject a drug called Digoxin,” he continues. The drug will be used to cause fatal cardiac arrest, killing the baby. The Digoxin is injected into the baby’s head, torso, or heart via a needle to the mother’s abdomen.

    “The baby will feel it,” Levatino says. “Babies at this stage feel pain.”

    The mother’s cervix is then opened with sticks of seaweed called laminaria so the woman can give birth to the dead baby.

    “While the woman waits for the laminaria to dilate her cervix, she carries her dead baby inside of her for two to three days,” the doctor explains. “On day two, the abortionist replaces the laminaria and may perform a second ultrasound to ensure the baby is dead. If the child is still alive, he administers another lethal dose of Digoxin.”

    If the woman cannot make it to the clinic to give birth to the murdered baby, she might be advised to give birth to the child on a toilet, Levatino says. If the woman does make it to the clinic, but the baby does not fully come out, a dilation and evacuation procedure must be performed, meaning “the abortionist will use clamps and forceps to dismember the baby piece by piece.”

    “Once the placenta and all the body parts have been removed, the abortion is complete,” he says.

    Dr. Levatino has spoken openly about what sparked his dramatic transformation from abortionist to pro-life advocate: specifically, the tragic death of his daughter Heather. After Heather was hit by a car and died in Levatino’s arms, his perspective about the unborn he was aborting changed. It was no longer medical waste on the table, he said, it was somebody’s child. Levatino has vowed to never perform an abortion again and has made it his mission to inform the public about the reality of the heavily-euphemized procedure.

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