FOX CALLS FOR CITY COUNCIL EMERGENCY SPECIAL SESSION TO RESTORE BROKEN-WINDOW POLICING FOLLOWING ANOTHER VIOLENT WEEKEND

New York Saw a Dozen Shootings Saturday Night

Brooklyn, NY – Aug. 9…With gunshots reverberating throughout the city — there were a dozen shootings Saturday night through Sunday — businessman and City Council candidate Brian Fox (43rd District) is calling for an emergency special session of the New York City Council to discuss bringing “Broken-Window” policing back to New York. Broken-Window policing, which focuses on small crimes in order to restore a sense of law-and-order and discourage bigger crimes, was widely credited with saving the city from crime and chaos in the early 1990s.

“We’re losing our city,” Mr. Brannan said, “and we can’t let things deteriorate a minute longer. Crime begets crime and chaos begets chaos, and this cycle has to be broken. We one-hundred-percent know that Broken-Window policing works, so why isn’t the City Council meeting today — right now! — to chart a path toward bringing it back?”

Mr. Fox has been highly critical of his opponent, incumbent City Councilman Justin Brannan, for voting to defund the New York City Police Department, end Broken-Window policing, and for supporting the end of cash bail for dangerous felons. Mr. Brannan has even suggested to supporters that he will work to deepen cuts to future police budgets.

“Councilman Brannan and his ‘progressive’ colleagues have really done a number on this city, and it’s time they admitted it and reversed direction” Mr. Fox said. “Defunding the police and forcing them to ignore petty crimes has snowballed into weekends like the one we just suffered. “Mr. Brannan and his City Council colleagues need to get their act together before the city slides even further into mayhem. I call on them to meet immediately to address the crime epidemic.”