Prominent national conservative news outlet quotes Bob Capano's prediction that drug dealers would be setting up shop close to Bay Ridge's 86th Street stop on the "R" line if one of Mayor de Blasio's drug injection facilities were to be located nearby
Capano's dire predictions about what it would look like if it were to be tried in his Council District was given prominent placement in a news item about actual data concerning the negative consequences of the first so-called "sanitary drug injection facility" located in a Canadian city
Brooklyn City Council Candidate chides Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Council for sitting on the results of their own study about similar facilities in New York City
According to a report in the Daily Caller --- ".... During his final news conference of the Parliamentay session, [Canadian] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested that the federal government’s promotion of “safe consumption sites” would be a means of combating the opioid crisis in Canada.... Vancouver was the first city in North America with a drug injection site, where addicts can go and legally inject heroin. These facilities are sometimes described as “safe” because the addicts are supervised by medical orderlies while they shoot-up. [Vancouver recently opened up a second site and the Trudeau government is actively encouraging other Canadian cities to open similar facilities]...." (See "Drug Deaths Skyrocket In Vancouver Despite Legal Injection Sites" by David Krayden, 8/5/17, Daily Caller [http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/05/drug-deaths-skyrocket-in-vancouver-despite-legal-injection-sites/]).
However, the article also specifically noted that statistics show "... people continue to die of drug overdoses at record rates in Vancouver, British Columbia [the place of the first supervised drug injection facility in North america]. During the first half of 2017, 780 people have died from using illegal drugs — 88 percent more than the same period in 2016...."
WHAT CAPANO HAD TO SAY ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE IT HAPPENING HERE IN SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN.....
Here's how the "Daily Caller" quoted our own Bob Capano in its feature about the thus far negative Canadian results with publicly funded injection sites:
".... All of this worries Bob Capano, Republican candidate for New York City council. The city is considering being the home of the first drug injection site in the U.S. and initiated a feasibility study in September 2016. Capano wonders what happened to the study and if it the results are being held back for the benefit of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reelection bid.
'New York City voters deserve to know the status of this study; where is it and when will it be released? It’s been almost a year since the City Council allocated the funding for the study. One has to wonder if the delay in its release is merely a stall tactic so that the voters don’t catch wind of this crazy plan before the election,' Capano said in a news release.
'Drug dealers are true entrepreneurs; they’ll relocate close to a Supervised Injection Facility to better serve their customer; the addict. If one were to open close to 86th Street in Bay Ridge common sense tells you that there will be dealers setting up shop between the subway entrance and the facility,' Capano said."
CAPANO'S MEDIA BLITZ APPEARS TO BE FAR AHEAD OF THE OTHER ASPECTS OF HIS CAMPAIGN --- POSSIBLY EVEN KEEPING MR. C AND HIS CAMPAIGN RELEVANT AND COMPETITIVE
Even though his fund raising, petitioning and physical coverage throughout the district appear to have lagged behind those components of some of his fellow GOP candidates for the council in the 43rd District, Bob Capano still seems to have the knack of being ahead of the pack and getting real mileage out of his press releases.
That particular ability might go a long way toward keeping his continued campaigning more than relevant, it might even result in its all being quite competitive.