WHO: Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa
WHAT: Press Conference, Sliwa denounces the Albany legislature for preventing the NYPD from making drug arrests. He especially condemns Gov. Cathy Hochul for signing Bill 2523.
WHEN: Sunday, 10 AM
WHERE: Midtown South Precinct NYPD 57 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001 & Live-Streaming at Facebook.com/curtisliwa
QUOTE: “The killer drugs, Fentanyl and Heroin, are now going to flow through NYC streets with no consequences,” Sliwa said.
The New York Police Department received orders from Albany last week directing officers to let drug addicts freely shoot up on city streets and even let them share needles.
“Effective immediately, members of the service should not take any enforcement action against any individual who possesses a hypodermic needle, even when it contains residue of a controlled substance,” states a directive to NYPD commanders issued last Friday.
Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin.
MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Sliwa, [email protected], 202-750-1684