Chinese New York mayoral candidate Yang wants cops purple belt jiu jitsui trained, to be called “Guardians” and on the Breakfast Club he volunteered that they should be defunded

Leading mayoral candidate, borough president and former state senator Eric Adams rips Yang's ideas as having no crime fighting plans until the Times Square shooting happened a block from his home

CLEVELAND, OH – If Chinese child of immigrants Andrew Yang were in a martial arts film he’d have insulted China when he told Americans while a candidate for President of the United States of America last year that he wanted cops to possess purple belts in Japanese jiu jitsu.  Anyone who’s watched IP Man, a Chinese proganda film starring Donnie Yen from the beginning, knows the Imperialist Japanese who occupied parts of China during the second Sino-Japanese War between 1937 and 1945 considered Chinese Kung Fu to be inferior.  What’s next?  Undercover Ninja cop squads as Yang promotes assigning “plain clothes” police to the streets like they do in Communist China and Russia.

Fox host Tucker Carlson featured a piece praising New York mayoral candidate Eric Adams over Yang and correctly described him as the “sanest” candidate in the race.  Adams said he would carry a weapon and refuse to travel the city with security.  If city is safe the mayor doesn’t need a security detail.  I agree.  I carried a piece and traveled without security as East Cleveland’s mayor.

Yang was educated as an attorney but he doesn’t practice law.  The mayor of New York leads the 4th largest government in the United States of America.  That’s behind the United States government and the states of California and New York.

Each of the nation’s 19,429 mayors and city managers operates as their municipal corporation’s chief law enforcement officer.  It means that instead of reforming governments based on a candidate’s ideas, the mayor is charged with enforcing current federal, state and local laws as written.

What Yang, like most novice political candidates demonstrates with his ideas, is that he doesn’t know the laws of his nation, state and city.  Neither do the New York police he wants to manage.

As the child of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Yang like many children of aliens doesn’t think anything American families have built in this nation since 1776, including our Constitution, is sufficient enough for them.  Everything about America could stand to use the improvement immigrant ideas offer.

During his presidential campaign last year Yang told the host of the Breakfast Club he wants to defund New York police more than the $1 billion already taken from the police department’s budget by Mayor William DeBlasio and the current council.  Carlson showed a clip of the interview in his profile about Adams.

On May 8, 2021 Yang changed his “defund the police” mind after someone shot and wounded four people in Times Square.  Now he thinks defunding police is ridiculous, but he hasn’t backed off calling for them to be judo purple belts and Guardians.

Yang still appears to think jiu jitsu would help cops diffuse situations without weapons and make them healthier.  Brazilian jiu jitsu has been used by Marietta, Georgia police since the department implemented a training program on April 1, 2019.   The decision came about a month after Marietta police beat and tazed Renardo Lewis at an IHop.

Lewis and his wife were not happy with their order and asked the IHop employees for the number of the corporation’s corporate offices to lodge a complaint.  Six Marietta police arrived – all white with one female – and escalated the situation to an arrest of the unarmed man as he and his wife were trying to leave.  They accused him of threatening to kill the IHop workers with a claim that wasn’t supported by any patron.

Leading mayoral contender Eric Adams said opponent Andrew Wang jumped on the bandwagon not to defund police only after a shooting occured a block from his home

Yang’s call for the use of jiu jitsu training is exactly not the type of training police need to learn when in state’s like Ohio it’s their duty to obey and enforce federal, state and local laws they’re not trained to know.  Since he’s never represented an American citizen in a criminal trial, Yang would not know why law enforcement officers need to be trained to know laws as well as the U.S. constitution instead of jiu jitsu.

It’s the knowledge of laws and not jiu jitsu that would teach police to restrain themselves during their interactions with American citizens.  New York voters have a primary election on June 22, 2021 and a general election to select the next mayor on November 2.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


Skip to toolbar