Candidate for NY City Council Harpreet Singh Toor, against defunding police

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Harpreet Singh Toor, a political activist and leader running for the New York City Council from District 23 in Queens. Photo by Catherine Goode (provided by H.S. Toor)

Indian American candidate for New York City Council, Harpreet Singh Toor indicates it would be a mistake to defund the police, especially after witnessing the brave rescue of a child in the recent Times Square shooting.

Anyone supporting defunding the police should take a look at the dramatic body-cam footage showing the moment hero NYPD cop Alyssa Vogel rescues a 4-year-old innocent bystander wounded in the May 8 Times Square shooting, and dashes her through a crowd to a nearby ambulance, says Toor who is running from District 23 in the June 22nd Democratic Primary.

As Officer Vogel, a mom of a 6-month-old boy, rushes the girl to a waiting ambulance, her fellow officers can be seen comforting the girl’s understandably distraught mother, Toor notes in a press release.

“With reports of gun violence nearly double what they were last year,” said Toor, “this is absolutely the wrong time to call for cutting back on funding the police.”

The increase in the number of innocent people injured in seemingly random acts of violence “demands” support for NYPD, he declared.

“Any candidate, or elected official, who thinks now is the time to de-fund the police is out of touch with what people are experiencing,” Toor contends, adding, “We New Yorkers have faced the craziest of times this past year. And de-funding the police is a crazy response to this crazy time.”

District 23 covers Eastern Queens and includes the neighborhoods of Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village.

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