Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Capano takes on Mayor, CIty Council Speaker and local Dems over "Quality of Life" Crimes


IN PRESS RELEASE BOB CAPANO SAYS IT’S "TIME FOR CHOOSING" FOR LOCAL DEMOCRATS INCLUDING COUNCILMAN GENTILE AND OTHER DEMOCRATS OVER DE-CRIMINALIZING "QUALITY OF LIFE" CRIMES, WARRANT AMNESTY AND ENDING "BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING" 


From the rest of the Brooklyn GOP it's pretty much the sound of silence  (NOTE:  NOT THE SIMON  & GARFUNKEL SONG) 


According to the once and future Brooklyn GOP council candidate, Bob Capano  ---  “….  It is unfortunate that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her far-left colleagues [on the New York City Council] have officially begun the process to de-criminalize quality of life offenses with the ‘Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016’. This would erode the broken windows policies that have made us safer. I know that the vast majority of residents of Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, and Bensonhurst do not support this effort by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. [and] Councilman Gentile needs to stand up to her on this issue….  The fact that the Council Speaker is also trying to erase open warrants for some offenders to clear a backlog is even more outrageous….”  [A copy of Bob Capano’s release follows this article below at *]


ISSUES FIRST RAISED BY CAPANO IN HIS EARLIER FACE BOOK EXCHANGE WITH LEADING DEMS


Capano’s earliest remarks on this issue were contained in a Face Book exchange with Democratic leader Kevin Peter Carroll.  [That exchange was then sent out to various Republicans and Democrats on Capano’s lists via E-mail]. 


Capano’s initial Face Book comment to Carroll asserted the following:   I cannot believe that the City Council Speaker and Mayor have officially begun to introduce legislation to de-criminalize quality of life offenses and ‘broken windows’ policy. I wonder if Councilman Gentile and my local Bay Ridge Democrat friends like Kevin Peter Carroll will loudly oppose the Council Speaker and Mayor without reservations.”


About a half hour later, Democrat Kevin Peter Carroll responded with this:   “ I will tell you 1 thing I will not defend them when they are wrong. Unlike your defense of the national Republican Party when most of them vote against states hit by superstorm sandy, like you did last week by false claiming only some voted against support for the victims. FYI when calling me and the councilman out trying to tie us to this mayor and all the things he supports or opposes ,I for one don't blindly defend my party and you know that because of my questions of a former assemblywoman in public ( can you tell me when you publicly criticized a local republican in a tight local race)? I also missed you condemnation post of sen Rubio, sen Cruz, sen Paul , speaker Ryan and most of the other nation republicans who did not represent the areas hit by sandy. Your blind political attacks are sad bob and instead of just criticizing I would hope you would put forward positive ideas for the city, state and nation.”


Whereupon, Mr. Capano sent this E-mail, as his sur-reply to Mr. Carroll:   “Again Peter, of course i disagree, condemn, oppose whatever word you want to use, for those that did not support sandy relief for NY. Similarly, i hope you join me in applauding Congressmen Dan Donovan and Peter King for supporting the aid- can you do that or are you unable to commend local Republicans when they are right??? ….   Also, are you condemning Melissa Mark Viverito and Mayor deBlasio for their proposal to de- criminalize quality of life offenses? You said you would "not defend them when they are wrong". So stop the word games, do you think they are wrong here? Its a simple yes or no. If its a yes they are wrong how about taking it a step further than just "not defending them" and condemning them as i did when ted cruz attacked new york. People are tired of word games they want clarity from their leaders.”  

Capano quickly followed the Face Book comment above with this:  “By the way peter, when i was the district director for congressman bob turner i was with the congressman and FEMA officials in Brooklyn as we saw the areas hit by Sandy and fought with Turner for Sandy relief for Brooklyn & Queens” --  as his final postscript to the exchange on Face Book.

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*Capano Release,  1/26/15


FORMER OPPONENT CALLS ON COUNCILMAN GENTILE TO UNEQUIVOCALLY OPPOSE COUNCIL PROPOSAL TO DE-CRIMINALIZE QUALITY OF LIFE OFFENSES


CAPANO SAYS TIME FOR CHOOSING FOR LOCAL DEMOCRATS


(Brooklyn, NY) – Bob Capano, who was the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party candidate against Councilman Vincent Gentile in 2009, today called on the incumbent to use his influence as Deputy Majority Leader of the City Council to vociferously oppose proposed legislation to de-criminalize quality of life offenses.


Capano, who has served in senior positions for Brooklyn Democrat and Republican elected officials, stated, “It is unfortunate that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her far-left colleagues have officially begun the process to de-criminalize quality of life offenses with the ‘Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016’. This would erode the broken windows policies that have made us safer. I know that the vast majority of residents of Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, and Bensonhurst do not support this effort by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Councilman Gentile needs to stand up to her on this issue.”


The fact that the Council Speaker is also trying to erase open warrants for some offenders to clear a backlog is even more outrageous says Capano, who served as Director of Community Boards and Community Relations under former Democratic Borough President Marty Markowitz. Capano also said it is time for local Democrats to demonstrate if they are with the main stream of the community or aligned with the far-left agenda of Mark-Viverito. He stated, “This is a real test for all local Democratic leaders in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst- are you going to march in lock-step with Melissa Mark Viverito to bring back policies from the David Dinkins days, or stand with the vast majority of the community who fully support our police and their efforts over the past two decades to make our communities safer.”


Capano concluded, “Throughout my long history of public and community service in Brooklyn I have always taken great pride in working for and with Democrats and Republicans and look forward to doing so in the future. I have taken on some of the extreme views of my own Republican party, and now I hope there are Democratic leaders in our community who will do the same here with this ill-advised legislation.”


Capano, who also served as District Director under former Republican Brooklyn Congressman Bob Turner and served as President of the 68th Precinct Youth Council[.]

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression this is a libertarian leaning blog. Capano does not sound very libertarian.

Anonymous said...





....Yawn....

Anonymous said...

Agree..has quaglione awoken from his slumber..

Anonymous said...

Battle of the village idiots

Anonymous said...

I'm no idiot !!

I'm smart. I've got ideas. I'm not stupid like everyone says.

I'm smart, and I want respect . .

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "AND NOW BOB CAPANO WEIGHS IN WITH SOME PAID MEDIA" EDITION

NOT CONTENT TO WAIT AROUND FOR SOME MORE "EARNED MEDIA" -- BAY RIDGE REPUBLICAN BOB CAPANO PAYS FOR AN AD IN THE BAY RIDGE COURIER TO CHALLENGE COUNCIL SPEAKER ON HER PLAN TO MAKE CERTAIN LAWBREAKING LESS ILLEGAL

"And the beat goes on...."

Leaving naysayers, political opponents and those who prefer to keep silent behind, Bob Capano became the leading law and order pitch-man in Bay Ridge by publishing part of his message against a "left-wing" City Council proposal and in favor of continued "broken windows policing."

More info when we get it.....

Anonymous said...

Bob Capano still desperately trying to find a place in NYC to run for Office. Surely he can find other things to do with his spare time.

Anonymous said...

and the ny times endorsed hillary and kasick.

its over for them

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "SOMETIMES A BLOCK IS AS GOOD AS A BOOST" EDITION

KEVIN PETER CARROLL >>> BLOCKS BOB CAPANO ON FACEBOOK <<< AFTER CAPANO CHALLENGED AND THEN DEBATED CARROLL OVER THE ISSUE OF MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO'S "QUALITY OF LIFE" DECRIMINALIZATION

CAPANO ARGUES THAT ISSUES LIKE "QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES" & "BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING" NEED OPEN DISCUSSION AND ACCOUNTABILITY -- NOT -- BLOCKS ON FACEBOOK AND SILENCE


As you saw here on this blog, or might have learned from other sources, Bay Ridge Republican Bob Capano had engaged Democratic leader Kevin Carroll over City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's legislation to de-criminalize many quality of life offenses and her desire to erase open warrants on criminal offenders just to erase the backlog.

After things percolated on KPC's Facebook page in a way that seemed bothersome to Mr. Carroll, he blocked Capano and ended any more debate. Of course, it is Kevin Peter Carroll's right to do that. Nonetheless, it handed Capano an opportunity to respond by upping the ante.

Bob Capano has chosen to do just that with his press release whose headline lead is this: "Bob Capano Slams Bay Ridge Democratic District Leader Kevin Peter Carroll for Facebook Block -- Capano says Political Leaders Have Responsibility to Answer for their Actions- Not Block & Hide...."

Anonymous said...

Hardly an accomplishment GM. Kevin Peter Carroll is a twit with delusions of grandeur, he sucks up to the progressives in his party publicly and hangs out with the Brooklyn conservatives and Republicans hoping that they will support him. He is not getting anywhere close to being nominated for anything because he can often be seen cheering on opposing candidates at different events during the same night.

Galewyn Massey said...

QUERY: THE "IS SOMEBODY SUGGESTING..." EDITION

RE: THE COMMENT BY "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 6:46 PM"

CAN YOU BACK THAT UP IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ???


Is somebody suggesting that long-time progressive Democrat activist Kevin Peter Carroll might have cut off Bob Capano's access to KPC's Facebook friends at the behest of "the Brooklyn conservatives and Republicans... [who you say KPC] hangs out with...."

That is indeed quite provocative and necessarily intriguing; and I must ask, is there anything that might back that claim up ???

Jes askin'.....

Anonymous said...

Bob Capano for mayor!!!

Anonymous said...

Capuno is the best. We need more wanna-be pols like him who aren't afraid to call out other wanna-be pols for blocking each other on Facebook. It's high time we had a true leader.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Bob Capano but there is no one phonier than Kevin Peter Carroll. Carroll has his Facebook page configured to look like he is a member of the City Council! Come on. He is on both sides of every single campaign whose outcome is uncertain. He recently went to a Republicab gathering and had to hightail it out of there when someone started taking pictures.

Anonymous said...

Who's Republican gathering was it? Now, that's very, very interesting, Gailman. Why don't you drill down into that?

Anonymous said...

I would take capano over kevin any day

Anonymous said...

Where would you take him, and what would you do once you got there?