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Reduced Penalties for Quality of Life Crime = Weak Mayor

by Malliotakis on | Nicole Malliotakis

Mayor is unwilling or unable to stand-up to Council Speaker

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the real Republican in the race for Mayor, today reminded New Yorkers that the reduced penalties for quality of life crimes that take effect this week are the byproduct of “a weak mayor who is either unwilling or unable to stand up to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in her effort to water-down penalties for quality of life crimes like public urination, littering and excessive noise.” with the implementation of legislation known as the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

The Criminal Justice Reform Act is legislation that lowers the penalties for quality of life crimes and was championed by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “Bill de Blasio is a weak mayor who is either unwilling or unable to stand up to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in her effort to water-down penalties for quality of life crimes like public urination, littering and excessive noise. Make no mistake about it, this legislation signed by our Mayor will lead to further deterioration of our quality of life. I stand with New Yorkers who want to go about their daily lives without smelling urine in the subway station or seeing litter pile up on the street.

“For over two decades stiff penalties for quality of life crimes kept our neighborhoods a little cleaner and a whole lot safer. Now, the progress made by our city has been sacrificed by a mayor who, along with our council speaker has put the rights of law breakers before those of law abiding New Yorkers who want a good quality of life where they live and work.”

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