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Capano Calls Council’s NYPD Oversight Bill “Crazy”

Capano: Bill would handcuff NYPD and put NYers at risk!

Calls on 43rd Council Dist. Dems to Take Stand on Issue

Bob Capano, a strong supporter of the NYPD and the leading Republican City Council Candidate for the 43rd District (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) today called upon Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, Khader El-Yateem and Nancy Tong, the Democrat candidates in the race, to explain where they stand on a proposed council bill that would create comprehensive reporting and oversight of NYPD surveillance technologies by the New York City Council. Capano called the proposed legislation “a dangerous bill that would handcuff the NYPD and put New Yorkers at risk.”

City Council candidate Bob Capano said, “Crazy, is the only way to describe proposed City Council legislation that calls for oversight of the tactics and technology used by NYPD in its counter-terror and surveillance programs. It’s obvious that it’s a dangerous bill that would handcuff the NYPD and put New Yorkers at risk.

“In less than 24 hours there have been terror attacks on the streets of London and Paris. Why would the City Council ever want to publicly open the playbook of the NYPD’s counter-terror and intelligence operations; it staggers the mind.

“Voters in the 43rd Council District deserve to know where the Democrat candidates stand on this issue. The voters deserve a simple yes or no answer; do the Democrats support the leadership of the NYPD who strongly oppose this legislation or a radical faction within the City Council that thinks it fine to honor a terrorist at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and wants to release information that could be used to plot terror attacks in our city.”

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