The primary challenger to longtime Democratic New York City Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney sent out a fundraising email Thursday that declared, “F&$# THE POLICE.”
“We are living the results of a completely broken criminal justice system,” the email from the Lauren Ashcraft campaign begins.
For her part, Maloney, who helped spearhead the push for federally funded benefits for New York City’s first responders in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, has publicly supported a slew of House proposals that aim to achieve criminal justice reforms similar to the ones Ashcraft singled her out in the email for not co-sponsoring.
Eric Garner died in New York City in 2014 after an NYPD officer restrained him with a chokehold in another incident caught on video.
She also authored the Debbie Smith Act, which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits, according to her campaign website.