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Staunch NYPD critic grapples with the deaths of 2 officers

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Ms. Jordan also has deep roots in the area, describing herself as a third-generation Harlemite. She attended Calhoun School, a progressive private school on the Upper West Side, and Brown University and built a career around activism — she was involved in the Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street movements and has founded a “cop watch” team, she mentioned. And she has spent time writing and publishing, including publishing a book that discusses her personal experiences with domestic violence.

She ran for city council last year, initially inspired, she told The Nation, by left-leaning “Squad” members in Congress. Ms. Jordan identifies as a black socialist, although groups like the Democratic Socialists of America and the left-leaning Working Families Party made no endorsements in her primary.

Other prominent left-wing organizations, including the political group associated with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have offered their support, although to date Ms. Jordan is not considered a prominent member of the left wing of the city – it is largely unknown, even to like-minded people. officials.

In the ranked primary election, she ultimately prevailed over the incumbent by approximately 100 votes.

Asked to assess her performance so far in office, Keith LT Wright, the chairman of the Manhattan Democratic Party, replied, “I’ve never had a conversation with her and I don’t know what she’s doing.”

(Ms. Jordan said she welcomed the conversations and highlighted her relationship with young Democrats in Manhattan. “The future of the Democratic Party is progressive and bold,” she said.)

Patrick J. Lynch, the head of the Police Benevolent Association – a union considered toxic by many Democrats for, among other things, endorsing Donald J. Trump in 2020 – also said that Ms. Jordan “is new to the office and we have had no interaction with her.

Staunch NYPD critic grapples with the deaths of 2 officers

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