Christine Quinn Gives Good Lip Service Regarding Gun Violence, says Gary Tilzer on True News From Change, but that's about it. We're basically on our own.
- Regarding guns, City Council Speaker Chris Quinn says she cares. That’s such a comfort. “I know there is great concern in all communities about crime and violence,” Quinn told an online publication yesterday. * A coalition of the caring (NYPost Ed)
- Two officers escape injury during Brooklyn patrol in latest shooting (NYPost)
Quinn Speak : “Council members care, [Police Commissioner] Ray Kelly cares, I care and the people who live in the hardest-hit neighborhoods care. All of us are united in horror at the recent examples of gun violence and senseless killings.” (NYPost)
- Mayor Bloomberg Defends NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly in a spat with Quinn. Mayor Bloomberg Defends Top Cop Ray Kelly For Chastising Pols On Fighting NYC Gun Violence (NYDN)
- "The violence over here it's ridiculous," said Nikeima Williams, Murray's aunt. "It's like, sometimes, you don't even want your kids to be outside and play because, you know, a stray bullet, anything." * Brooklyn, Bronx Shootings Latest In City Gunfire Rash (NY1)
- It was a classic political slugfest this week : Police Commissioner Ray Kelly trading barbs with City Council members and other local politicians. Caught in the middle was City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, often an administration ally. * Fight Between Kelly, Local Leaders Puts Quinn In Uncomfortable Spot (NY1)
Where are the Security Cameras, Quinn ?
20% of the Rise In Shooting Have Come From Public Housing . . . Does Quinn Care About the People in Public Housing ? The city’s public housing authority has failed to install a single security camera even though it has $42 million to spend on the improvements thanks to the agency’s foot-dragging (NYDN) * Latest Brooklyn shooting prompts calls for action (WABC) * NYCHA has $42 million in funds for security cameras and other measures that the agency is sitting on while they figure out how to spend it, even as crime spikes. (NYDN)