For Immediate Release June 21, 2021 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
Statement from New York Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar
Brooklyn, NY – “New York City has willfully surrendered to criminals under Mayor Bill de Blasio, tying the hands of police officers and dragging the five boroughs back into the chaos of the 1970’s and 80’s under the false name of ‘progress.’
“Now the Bronx and Manhattan district attorneys are in on the act, tossing out serious criminal cases involving looting, vandalism, and other street violence that occurred during anti-police protests last year.
The message this sends to would-be criminals is clear: crimes committed in the name of ‘progressive’ political speech will go unprosecuted, just like all the smaller offenses that officers are now instructed to ignore. Bronx DA Darcel Clark and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. should reconsider their decision. A city with a sense of lawlessness is a lawless city.”