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City Council Candidate Dennis Saffran (R-C-Reform, 19th District) condemned the Council’s vote today to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of Intros Nos. 1079 and 1080, the so-called “Community Safety Act,” stating:
The Council’s decision today to ignore the testimony of Police Chief Ray Kelly, PBA President Pat Lynch, and others who have worked to make the city safer, and to instead push through this bill that will handcuff the police, is a grave mistake which will lead to more drugs and guns on our streets and victimize the very people the Council claims to protect.
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CANNON BLAST: “The Council has…forsaken the trust of all New Yorkers and put NYC Police Officers once again in harm’s way, while they let murderous criminals have their way on the streets of NYC. Shame, shame, shame on the NY City Council.”
New York, Friday August 23, 2013 – Retired Police Captain, Joseph Concannon, who announced his candidacy for City Council (CD #23) on August 8 on the steps of City Hall, endorsed by all New York State law enforcement unions, blasted the City Council’s vote to overrule the mayor’s vetoes on the two bills that would handcuff the NYPD and protect the criminals. The City Council voted to create an Inspector General to monitor the NYPD and passed a bill that would give citizens more options to sue police officers if they feel they’ve been profiled based upon race, gender, age, housing status and a number of other politically correct criteria. Concannon as well as the entire law enforcement community named the bills the “Criminal Protection Act.”
CONCANNON CAMPAIGN BLAST-OFF EVENT
Wednesday August 21, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trattoria Lucia Restaurant
247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose, New York 11426
Suggested donation $75.00
CANNON BLAST: “Our campaign for NY City Council is about a broader discussion. That discussion is all about the Constitutional protection of our lives and liberties. Take them for granted and you can be guaranteed that someone will take them away. All good citizens demand honest government to replace the culture of corruption, and they demand safety and security of this city. I am running on the Reform Party line, a new anti-corruption, pro-law enforcement party line, and New Yorkers will speak up and have their voices heard at the ballot box in November”
New York, Tuesday August 20, 2013 – Joseph Concannon, who ran for New York State Senate last year on the Republican and Conservative lines, has entered the explosive City Council (CD #23) race 10 days ago with a “Cannon Blast” on the steps of City Hall, endorsed by all New York State law enforcement unions. Over 1100 signatures on the Reform Party petitions were filed yesterday with the Board of Elections, guaranteeing a challenge-proof position on the ballot, since the minimum signature requirement is 450.
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STATEMENT OF CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE DENNIS SAFFRAN CONDEMNING COURT DECISION STRIKING DOWN STOP & FRISK
“… Judge Scheindlin may feel very ‘progressive’ in her secure upper middle class home tonight. But she has just made life a lot more difficult and dangerous for immigrant and minority bodega owners and struggling single mothers and their kids …”
Join us at Brian Dempsey’s American Ale House in Bayside for a dinner buffet with open bar in support of Dennis Saffran on August 20th!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Brian Dempsey’s Bayside
39-31 Bell Blvd., Bayside, New York 11361
August 13, 2013
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U.S. Federal Courts to NYC: Go To Hell
New York, Friday, August 13, 2013 – City Council candidate, Joseph Concannon, District #23, slammed the ruling of U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin that the stop, question and frisk policy of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the city. To fix this, she intends to designate an outside lawyer to monitor the NYPD’s compliance with the Constitution.
NYC PBA President Pat Lynch Endorses Joe Concannon
Last Thursday, Concannon, a retired police captain, declared his candidacy on the steps of City Hall with the endorsement of PBA President Pat Lynch and all New York State law enforcement unions based upon his stance against the City Council’s anti-police legislation, the Community Safety Act. Today, he declared that this federal judge just told New York City to go to hell. The judge’s reckless decision should be a call to arms for all New Yorkers who refuse to go back to the bad old days of rampant crime and chaos when people were afraid to go out at night and parents were putting their children to sleep in bathtubs.
Retired Police Captain Joseph Concannon made the announcement Thursday of his City Council candidacy on the steps of City Hall surrounded by the presidents of the PBA, Detectives Endowment Association, Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association, Sergeants Benevolent Association, Captains Endowment Association and a dozen other police officer unions.
Concannon’s City Council race was an unexpected turn of events brought about by the political firestorm over the City Council’s anti-stop, question and frisk legislation dubbed the “Criminal Protection Act” championed by Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens). Weprin voted in favor of two bills, Intros 1079 and 1080 which would handcuff and blindfold the police by allowing individuals to sue police officers, and establishing an inspector general to oversee the NYPD.
Sunny Hahn who is running for NYC City Council in District 20, Flushing, Queens, said in a brief stirring video address, “America is in danger of becoming divided by race, gender, creed, ancestry, and class.” Every American needs to listen to this video.
Sunny Hahn for NYC City Council, Flushing, Queens
Thank you for all your help, which has allowed us to bring this campaign from zero to sixty in only a few short months. We have nominated Dennis on the Republican and Conservative party lines, and in the most recent filing period, none of the Democrats could raise even a third as much money as Dennis.
Published July 15th, 2013
The City Council’s passage in June of the inaptly named Community Safety Act is a reckless action which will handcuff the police, lead to more drugs and guns on our streets and victimize the poor and minority citizens the Council claims to protect.
Queens Council members must vote to sustain Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s promised veto of this dangerous measure.
The act would open the door for countless lawsuits against police anti-crime strategies under a broad and unclear definition of “bias-based profiling,” and create an inspector general to second-guess these police tactics.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
I’m writing to let you know that I am running for the New York City Council seat from Northeast Queens now held by Dan Halloran, who has recently been indicted on federal corruption charges.
As many of you are aware, I nearly won this Council seat in 2001 – losing to Tony Avella by just 400 out of 35,000 votes.
I’m running again this year for two reasons. First, of course, to restore to our communities and to the Republican Party in our area the tradition of integrity and honesty in government set for many years by Senator Frank Padavan and former Councilman Mike Abel.
Dear Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway residents:
Scherie Murray with Roy T. Richter, President
Captains Endowment Association (CEA)
I am your candidate for City Council. My name is Scherie Murray and it’s time for New Leadership. I have lived in the district for 14 years. As a resident, I know the long list of problems that are affecting each community. If you elect me I will shorten that list by promoting public policies that better the quality of life for you and your family. For those who have given up on our political system, I want to remind you not to be discouraged. Every vote counts. I am the best candidate because I can offer solutions to the issues that are important to you. Elect me because I am a role model for the next generation.
“My husband hits me sometimes but otherwise he’s a good husband and father”
by Abe Fuchs
Choosing a leader for political office to represent one’s district, borough, city, state or nation is choosing a steward whom one trusts will do their best to provide, protect and respect the constituency, much like in a marriage, spouses do for each other and for their family. In a marriage, one spouse should not have to tolerate infidelity or abusive behavior and a constituency should not have to tolerate a divided loyalty or abusive policies from their elected official.
On Wednesday July 17th, over 50 were in attendance to support Republican 31st District City Council candidate Scherie Murray of Rosedale at Clippers II Lounge on Merrick Boulevard in Rosedale.
In attendance were comedian Drew Fraser and John Burnett, New York City GOP Comptroller candidate. Murray if successful in November would become the first African American Republican Woman in the Council’s history.
City Council candidate Scherie Murray (R-Distirct 31) held a very successful press conference on the steps of Queens Boro Hall on Wed with Councilman Eric Ulrich, City Comptoller candidate John Burnett as well as the six other GOP City Council candidates along with major media coverage. Queens Republican City Council candidates, Dennis Saffran CD-19, Sunny Hahn CD-20, Daniel Peterson CD-22, Alex Blishteyn CD-24, Craig Caruana CD-30, Scherie Murray CD-31 and Eric Ulrich CD-32 stand united with members of the law enforcement community in opposition to the “Community Safety Act.” We need to keep the pressure up to stop the City Council’s vote for the “Coummunity Safety Act” from being enacted. We all can help stop the City Council’s madness and help to elect our GOP City Council candidates in order to prevent dangerous bills like these from receiving veto-proof majorities.
You are cordially invited to Meet & Greet
SCHERIE S. MURRAY
Republican Candidate for City Council District 31
Sunny Hahn, Republican candidate for NYC Council, District 20, spoke at the jam-packed Queens Village Republican Club meeting on May 2nd. Ms. Hahn, retired NYC Human Rights Commission specialist, and former Community Aide to Senator Padavan, comes from a family with centuries-long tradition of public service, and has herself been a lifelong public servant, working at the National Women’s Political Caucus in Washington, DC, organizer of the Korean Committee to elect Rudy Giuliani for NYC Mayor in 1989, and has been an energetic campaign organizer for many GOP races since.
Dennis Saffran, Nassau County Attorney, Chief of Appellate Litigation, spoke at the crowded May 2nd Club meeting. He is running for the New York City Council seat from Northeast Queens now held by Dan Halloran (R-District 19), who has recently been indicted on federal corruption charges. He nearly won this Council seat in 2001 – losing to Tony Avella by just 400 out of 35,000 votes. Mr. Saffran said: “I’m running again this year… to restore to our communities and to the Republican Party in our area the tradition of integrity and honesty in government set for many years by Senator Frank Padavan and former Councilman Mike Abel.”
Alex Blishteyn, Republican candidate for City Council District 24, recieved the unanimous endorsement of the Queens Village Republican Club by a floor vote at the April General Club Meeting. He was already officially endorsed by the Queens County Republican Party. Our Club meeting on Thursday evening May 2, was redirected to the small center room of the Trattoria Lucia Restaurant due to a party (with a small “P”) in our regular meeting room. In a crowded but energized atmosphere, we heard from our local Northeastern Queens Republican City Council candidates as we mobilized for action to help them win City Council seats in the months ahead. We determined to unite behind our candidates.
Please come show your support for our City Council candidate!
Join us for an evening of networking, good food, good drinks, and good fun.
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