Awakened Democrat Tiffany Cabán wants victims of crime to help their abusers
Amid an alarming increase in violent crime and shootings in New York City, a candidate for public office wants victimized New Yorkers to bear the brunt of the crimes committed against them.
The sweeping “public safety” plan put forward by Socialist candidate Tiffany Cabán, who is running for a seat on Queens City Council in the November election, would essentially revictimize victims of violent crime in the name of “restorative justice.”
The Democrat’s awakened 48-page manifesto would rob cops and the courts of some of their most basic law enforcement roles – like sending violent criminals to jail.
“Communities will be empowered to develop individualized strategies to help heal the wounds of violence rather than being forced to rely on the police and prisons as the only recourse,” the policy of the candidate-backed candidate reads. Democratic Socialists of America in the uncompetitive race.
Caban’s plan, titled “A New Vision of Public Safety for New York City,” posits a scenario in which the victim of a violent assault would be largely responsible for deciding the fate of his attacker.
But the idea of ”Kumbaya” style does not really include taking the abuser off the streets to protect others.
“Example of use: a person is beaten, suffers from a broken rib and has their wallet stolen. First, his needs are heard and affirmed, and he works with qualified staff to develop a service and healing plan, ”Cabán’s proposal read.
“Then when he’s ready, he goes into restorative justice circles with the person who harmed him and their respective support systems. He asks questions and gets answers, and they develop a liability and consequences plan. “
City entities, including the mayor’s office of criminal justice and human resources administration, would play a role in the process, according to the proposal.
Lower Manhattan City Council candidate Maud Maron tore up the socialist’s proposal, saying Tuesday it was a “bad plan that would dramatically increase violent crime and make the most vulnerable [New Yorkers] less sure.
“Thefts are going to increase if our only response is to ‘hear and speak out’ from victims in the ‘restorative justice circle’,” she said. wrote in the tweet.
Cabán did not immediately respond to inquiries.
After winning his June Democratic primary, Cabán faces the November general election to represent District 22, which includes Astoria and parts of neighboring neighborhoods. If she wins in the heavily Democratic district, Cabán will begin her new role in January.
The DSA-endorsed candidate – who nearly won the Queens District Attorney’s race in 2019 – has pledged to work with Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, despite his recent declaration of war on the left-wing movement whose it belongs.
“No one will be surprised that we have very different views on how we ensure public safety, and there will be a lot of tension and setback there,” Cabán, 34, previously told The Post. “At the same time there will be areas where I will be eager to find common ground and I think one of the easiest places to point is the crisis management system. ”
“Eric was someone who supported the expansion of CMS,” she said of the Brooklyn Borough President. “He is someone who adheres to the healing-violence models.”
One of two DSA-approved council candidates who won their 2021 primary out of six Socialist-backed candidates, Cabán more broadly supports the removal of many current NYPD positions.
“The police don’t solve most crimes and do next to nothing to help survivors and victims,” the former public defender’s program reads.
“If someone is in a situation where they have to call 911 because they are afraid for their life, the police are unlikely to be able to help them. “