Ironically, she fancies herself as a children’s advocate, because of course she does.
The Crown Heights assemblywoman arrested Saturday night for allegedly beating her 12-year-old son with a broom handle has sponsored an array of bills aimed at protecting children in the past two years.
Since taking office in May 2015, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill last February that would require teachers complete training in reporting suspected child abuse every two years.
In May, she floated another calling on the city’s Administration for Children’s Services to submit annual reports on children served by its programs to the governor.
Others include proposals that would keep foster care information confidential in instances of abuse, create an early childhood division within the state’s children’s services agency and study the relationship between children’s services and the corrections system.
Richardson, a single mother whose son went to the 71st Precinct on Friday night to report her, admitted to hitting him after he pushed her, sources said.
He told cops that his mom had “beat him with a broomstick” and injured his arm, police sources said.
The two had been arguing over an essay he refused to write about improving his grades.
Good thing for her she’s got the D behind her name, otherwise she might be in some trouble.