FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 email@example.com July 12, 2023
STATEMENT ON SIENA CRIME SURVEY FROM NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATIVE PARTY CHAIRMAN GERARD KASSAR
Brooklyn-NY…”When nearly two thirds of New Yorkers (61%) are afraid of being a crime victim and more than half (51%) fear for their safety in public, something is going seriously wrong. (Please see Siena Poll here.)
“But that’s not news to the 20 million New Yorkers who have watched their ‘progressive’ elected officials undermine law enforcement professionals at every turn. Disastrous bail reform laws, new disclosure requirements that benefit criminal defense attorneys, the effective ban of undercover policing in New York City, and the new clean-slate initiative are just some of the items that have tied the hands of law enforcement officials across the state in favor of criminals. It’s no wonder that New York police officers are retiring in droves, and that recruitment efforts are coming up short.
“A decade ago, law enforcement agencies across the globe looked to New York as a model for crime fighting. Not any more. A single generation of one-party Democratic rule has destroyed actual progress made under Republican administrations. What an avoidable shame.”