HOLLIS, Queens — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has been among those to push New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to cut the NYPD’s budget and put funding back into the community.
Williams is among several lawmakers in favor of cuts.
“We are here to change the framework and he’s setting us up for failure,” Williams said of the mayor.
De Blasio disagreed at a press conference Wednesday.
“I say to people that say ‘defund the police,’ I understand the impulse but that is not the way to move forward and misses the reality we are facing right now,” he said.