Councilmember Salamanca challenged far-left Dems to ask his South Bronx district about policing. So we did.


In early February, Bronx City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr. challenged the city’s “far-left” Democrats — many who seek to scale back the NYPD’s funding capacity — to  talk to his constituents about how defunding the police ensures their safety.

Salamanca, 42, implied that his constituents, who reside within the 17th City Council District and 41st Precinct in the South Bronx, would likely be opposed to any measure that would reduce the capacity and scope of police in those neighborhoods.