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.
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.