Following “New Leadership” Bob Capano’s 2016 petition for action by the legislature, Albany senators put forward "COMMUNITY HEROES PROTECTION ACT"
CAPANO APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF "COMMUNITY HEROES PROTECTION ACT" TODAY IN ALBANY --- AND HE SAYS: "The Police Have Constitutional Rights Too...." Then he emphasized: "... The 'Pursuit of Happiness' Includes Returning From Your Shift Alive And Without Bullet Holes...."
Bob Capano is the nephew of two retired Brooklyn cops. Earlier this year and late last year, Capano collected over 3,000 petition signatures for a New York State Blue Lives Matter law. Today he applauded State Senator Fred Akshar, his own State Senator Martin Golden and other members of the state senate for introducing the "Community Heroes Protection Act," (S.1114a) at a session of the NY State Senate in the state's capital in Albany.
Capano is a leading Republican candidate for Brooklyn's 43rd Council district (Bay Ridge, Dyker heights, Bensonhurst); and today, he said that --- "The police have constitutional rights too. The 'pursuit of happiness' includes returning from your shift alive and without bullet holes. There is an attitude in a segment of society that you can mouth off to the police, disregard instructions from an officer, and resist arrest…. Black Lives Matter has done enormous damage to American law enforcement and we must do all we can to protect our police. I commend Senator Akshar and Senator Golden, who always has the backs of our cops, for introducing this legislation with his colleagues in the state senate."
In a written statement, published on the internet by various means, Bob Capano noted: “According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund there was a 56% increase in law enforcement officers killed in shooting related incidents last year…. The ‘Community Heroes Protection Act’ would categorize crimes against first responders, such as police officers, as hate crimes and therefore, would increase penalties by one category….”