China’s Influence Over NYPD Highlights Threat of Infiltrated Law Enforcement
Individuals who play key roles in New York’s police department or have done so in the past have major ties to China’s communist regime, and are using their positions to further policy favorable to Beijing.
Notably, James O’Neill, whom New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped as NYPD Commissioner from 2016 to 2019 and who now serves as de Blasio’ COVID-19 senior advisor, has repeatedly spoken at the America China Public Affairs Institute (ACPAI).
According to ACPAI’s website, the organization “strongly supports a Security Partnership between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China” on areas including “law enforcement cooperation,” “military consultation,” and “pandemic disease control.”
ACPAI also “strongly supports a Mutual Visa Waiver Program between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China,” as well as free trade agreements between the two countries.
While serving as police commissioner, O’Neill spoke at three of ACPAI’s “Law Enforcement Luncheons.”
As The National Pulse notes of ACPAI:
The group has also hosted a “private breakfast forum with Dr. Yao Yunzhu,” who is a retired Major General of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along with a “Security Partnership Symposium” hosted by the PLA Academy of Military Science.
With the help of the aforementioned Chinese Communist Party apparatchiks, ACPAI seeks to “gather our expertise and our network of friends to facilitate a transformational United States-China relation,” according to its mission statement.
“For the twenty-first century, a cooperative partnership with the People’s Republic of China is important and necessary for the United States of America,” it continues.