Manhattan GOP Chairwoman and Candidates Call on de Blasio to Bring Law and Order to NYC
Today Manhattan GOP Chairwoman Andrea Catsimatidis with candidates Lou Puliafito - 76 AD, Judy Graham - 73rd AD, Mike Zumbluskas -28 SD and Carlos Santiago-Cano - CD 12, called on Mayor de Blasio to bring law and order to the city.
Outside Gracie Mansion the Chairwoman said, "The blood that spilled around this city the past several weeks has been horrendous. The Democratic playbill of supporting dangerous policies like bail reform and decimalization are literally killing our people and our communities. Already this year murders in the city increased by 79%, Shootings went up 64%, and burglaries rose 34%."
"This year's murder count is on par with New York's murder total five years ago and is well below the elevated murder totals of the decades before that. Each night neighborhoods are being lit up with fireworks all night long. Just last week a young girl was hurt when a firework went through her bedroom window and a homeless man was cruelly set on fire while he was sleeping on a Harlem sidewalk by men filming and laughing as his body burned."
"We need to stand up to the lawlessness that is being allowed to take place in our city before it is too late. We need leadership in city hall that is not going to allow our police officers hands to be tied while they are out protecting our streets. It is possible for us to be a more just and fair society, while maintaining law and order. It is possible for us to learn from our past mistakes and fight against racial injustice while allowing our police the ability to keep our communities safe. We need to elect leaders who are not going to hide behind Gracie Mansion's gates while the city outside is burning. It's time to elect new leadership in Manhattan - leadership that supports law and order, prosperity, job creation and growth and humane treatment of our citizens and especially our homeless and mentally ill population. We cannot go back to the days of the rotting apple; the time is now to bring law and order back to our streets."
Posted on 30 Jun 2020, 14:25 - Category: 2020 Election