WHETHER YOU LIVE IN THEIR DISTRICT OR NOT WE NEED EVERYONE TO CALL THEM TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU OPPOSE THE “COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT” (INTRO 1079 & 1080) WHICH WILL UNDERMINE THE POLICE AND CAUSE CRIME AND MURDERS TO SOAR OUT OF CONTROL IN NYC! DEMAND THAT THEY CHANGE THEIR VOTE SO THE MAYOR’S VETO WILL STAND!
Call Councilman Mark Weprin – 718-468-0137 (District 23) who voted for the two reckless bills, Intro 1079 and Intro 1080 comprising the Community Safety Act.
Call Councilmember Karen Koslowitz – 718 544-8800 (District 29) who voted for Intro 1079 only.
FLOOD THESE COUNCIL MEMBER’S PHONE LINES. THEY VOTED AGAINST PUBLIC SAFTEY. THEY VOTED FOR BOTH BILLS:
Dan Garodnick, Inez Dickens, Mark Weprin, Sara Gonzalez, Mathieu Eugene, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Charles Barron, Gale Brewer, Fernando Cabrera, Margaret Chin, Leroy Comrie, Erik Martin Dilan, Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Helen Foster, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Oliver Koppell, Brad Lander, Jessica Lappin, Stephen Levin, Melissa MarkViverito, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Diana Reyna, Ydanis Rodriguez, Deborah Rose, Donovan Richards, Andy King, Jimmy Van Bramer, Albert Vann, Jumaane Williams and Ruben Wills.
These members voted “only” for 1079 the police monitor bill: Speaker Christine Quinn, David Greenfield, Karen Koslowitz, Joel Rivera, Jimmy Vacca and Dan Halloran.
Find their phone #’s here: http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml
Intro 1079 is the police monitor bill which establishes a redundant, costly rival authority to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Intro 1080 is the bias-based profiling bill which allows police officers to be sued for alleged profiling when identifying a suspect based upon race, gender, age, color, creed, sexual orientation, housing status, disability, etc.
These bills should rightly be called the “Community Un-safety Act” since it will bring the crime and chaos of the 1970’s back to NYC. There are already bureaucratic offices in place to monitor the NYPD including the Community Affairs Bureau, Civilian Complaint Review Board, Department Advocates Office, Integrity Control Officers, 5 DA’s one in each Boro, 2 U.S. Attorney’s offices, etc. We don’t need another layer of gov’t bureaucracy to do the job already being done. The other bill allows citizens to sue the police based upon percieved “bias-based profiling”. That means the police cannot identify a suspect based upon race, religion, color, gender, age or disability. This is nuts! The police will not risk lawsuits and will stop doing successful proactive police methods like stop, question and frisk which saved 1000’s of lives and brought crime and murders down to an all time low.
THE FUTURE OF NYC AND SURROUNDING SUBURBS ARE AT STAKE!! TELL THEM TO REJECT INTRO 1079 & 1080!!