July 3, 2013
By Diane Cohen
New York, NY – John Catsimatidis, the independent Republican candidate for mayor, stood behind the men and women of the NYPD and all of New York City's law enforcement community in opposing the Community Safety Act, saying, "The New York City Council Members that voted for this lunacy are pandering to a vocal few, instead of protecting all of our city's citizens."
"All the City Council has done is make our city less safe by putting handcuffs on the police, rather than the criminals. Councilman Peter F. Vallone, Jr. was right when he said that 'We will become Chicago, we will become Detroit. Crime will soar, murder will rise, children will die.'
"The professional politicians in the City Council should be ashamed of themselves. They must be held responsible for the criminal acts that will take place due to this looney legislation."
Similar to Mayor Bloomberg's crusade against guns, Catsimatidis has pledged to contribute and raise money for candidates running against a Council Member who supported the Community Safety Act.