Tag Archives: Melissa Mark-Viverito

Political notes ….. 2-19-15

So our ” progressive” speaker Viverito wants money in next year’s budget for one thousand new cops . Why not spend that same money on more youth programs? Ever since Lynch pushed back we see the policy of appeasement being used by Viverito. We need leaders who don’t back down and are willing to speak up about police abuse , brutality and “broken windows”. Viverito should go to a criminal court and sit in an arraignment part for a few hours. She will see who is getting arrested and for what reasons . We don’t need one thousand new police but instead we need more youth programs and an end to broken windows…….

Political notes …..2-12-15

So tired of our spineless ” progressive ” elected officials who, now intimidated by NYPD, are afraid to speak about ” broken windows ” policing . In her speech last night, Speaker Viverito tip toed around this issue recommending less arrests but instead desk appearance tickets. Broken windows policing has resulted in 87 percent of arrests or summons being given to Blacks and Latinos for these minor crimes . It clearly discriminates by only enforcing these “minor”crimes in Black and Latino communities . Broken windows is in effect part of the mass incarceration machine in this nation. We need political leaders who speak directly to this, not leaders who tip toe around,this issue in fear that they will offend NYPD. ……Viverito , just like the mayor , has disappointed progressives once again on this critical issue. Broken windows is unconstitutional and must be taken on directly without being afraid to speak truth to power…..