Politicker reports that GOP mayoral candidate/ Brooklyn Heights resident Joe Lhota fears that crime will skyrocket everywhere in the city if his opponent Bill de Blasio is elected in November. Asked whether he would fear for his own safety in and around his posh Pierrepont Street digs he replied, “Abosolutely”.
Politicker: Speaking at a press conference this morning, Mr. Lhota highlighted a relatively small sample to make his point: a 28-day report noting eight shootings, five rapes and 57 robberies occurred in Flatbush’s 67th precinct, all up from a year ago. Mr. Lhota argued Bill de Blasio’s support of City Council legislation designed to curtail the police’s controversial stop-and-frisk would only make things worse.
“We’ve been now through two debates, several quiet weeks for Mr. de Blasio and not once has there been a policy that he’s offered that would keep New Yorkers safe,” Mr. Lhota charged. “A lot of ideas are pie in the sky but not one that deals directly with public safety.”
One thing is for sure, if Joe decides to ride a bike regularly the nabe’s outlaw posse will most definitely rise by one.
Publisher’s note: The headline is inspired by The Fall’s ‘Lie Dream of a Casino Soul’. We know at least three BHB readers will get the reference.