Assembly candidate and current police officer Steve Lee is launching a neighborhood watch patrol for Flushing, as well as Chinatown in Manhattan, in partnership with local police precincts.
He said the patrols will protect communities against racist attacks.
“We are making calls for volunteers for the block watch program to help deter attacks against our communities,” he wrote in a message to supporters.
Volunteers won’t engage perpetrators or suspects, but rather “use the buddy system,” film the acts and call 911.
“This is not a time for us to be swayed by agendas, either left or right,” Lee says. “This is a time for us to stand as a united force against ignorance, racism and violence.”
Those interested in participating can email Lee at email@example.com.