Radio talk show host and founder of the community watch group the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, is officially running for mayor of New York City on the Republican ticket.
His slogan is “Save Our City,” as Sliwa wants to refund the NYPD. He also advocates for more vocational education in public schools.
Sliwa started the Guardian Angels in 1979 when crimes were rampant throughout the city. He and the Angels would go into the subway system as a means to prevent crime.
In the beginning, Sliwa’s organization wasn’t welcomed by the mayor’s administration.
A podcast interview on John Solomon Reports, he said, “Luckily, there was no social networking back then because Ed Koch was the master of the 30-second soundbite, and he tried to bury us with those soundbites — he called us vigilantes He called us Hell’s Angels. He called us a ragtag gang. And as a result, the police were confused.”
He told the NY Post, “It took us a long time to crawl out of the belly of the beast of the 1970s through 1990s. Bill de Blasio and the Democrats are bringing us back in.”