In no small amount of irony, a staffer for New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, a quasi-socialist whose administration supports just about any new gun control measure that comes down the pipe, has recently been arrested on an illegal firearms charge.
The staffer, Reagan Stevens, was busted by a “shot spotter” device that is used by the NYPD. She works as the deputy director of Youth & Strategic Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office of — Criminal Justice. Previously, according to her LinkedIn page, she was “Deputy Director, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Task Force, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.”
Some things you just can’t make up.
As reported by NBC New York, Stevens was charged along with two men after cops found all three in a vehicle with a loaded handgun late Saturday night.
But that’s not the half of it: In true New York gangster fashion, the gun found in a green velvet bag in the glove compartment of the SUV the trio was riding it had its serial number scratched off. It had just two rounds of ammunition, but there was a spent cartridge found on the vehicle’s floorboard.
Oh, and the vehicle reeked of marijuana, cops said.
Needless to say, Stevens, 42, has been suspended. As reported by the New York Post:
Stevens — whose mother, Deborah Stevens, is a Queens Criminal Court judge and whose stepfather is an acting Queens Supreme Court justice — works as a deputy director in the mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
It gets better. Police also found a paintball gun and carbon dioxide cartridges in the rear cargo area of the 2002 Infinity SUV, as well as a gravity knife in the waistband of the 25-year-old driver, Caesar Forbes.
The third person in the vehicle, 24-year-old Montel Hughes, was charged with pot possession after officers found five Ziploc bags of pot in his coat pocket and a gravity knife in his pants.
They were all charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, while Forbes and Huges were also charged with criminal possession of a weapon for having the gravity knives. And for good measure, Forbes was also given a ticket for double parking. Insert LMAO emoji here.
Police were alerted to the trio after a burst of five gunshots activated an NYPD ShotSpotter gunfire-detection device around 9:45 p.m.
“Ms. Stevens spent 15 years implementing crime prevention, adolescent diversion programs, and alternatives to incarceration at the Kings County District Attorney’s office,” says the city’s Leadership website. (Stevens’ info was scrubbed from the page later; as a gag, I checked the “Employment Opportunities” website, but her job wasn’t posted — yet.)
Mind you, it’s not as if DeBlasio forced or otherwise encouraged someone working in his office to go out and commit a gun-related crime. I get that. What galls me is the blatant hypocrisy over what constitutes ‘reasonable gun debate’ on the Left. (Related: Fascist NY back at it again: force vendors to throw away edible food.)
There isn’t one of them in higher office, especially in New York City, who doesn’t rely on the presence of armed officers to protect them.
These officers don’t protect people with knives, or baseball bats, or “no guns allowed” signs.
They protect people with a firearm — which always makes me ask these hypocrites, ‘If you need someone with a gun to protect you, how can guns be inherently bad — and, why can’t I have one to protect myself?’
I never get a good answer to those questions. All I get are blank stares and abstract references to ‘the law.’
There is so much misinformation and political partisanship as it regards our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms it’s impossible to have a reasonable discussion about the issue. But clearly, Leftists believe the rules they set for the rest of us don’t apply to them.
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J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.