Vallone and Oddo Defend NYPD From Protesters’ Criticism

Council Members Peter Vallone and Jimmy Oddo took issue with the rhetoric used in this weekend’s “police accountability” protest.  In separate Facebook posts, they took issue with Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs’ quote on the event: “To borrow from the famous Holocaust-era quote, first the NYPD came for the black and Latino community; if we don’t speak out, there will be no one left to speak out when they come for us.”

“Oh my, Assemblywoman, is this irresponsible. And stupid beyond words,” Councilman Oddo wrote, the adding in the comments that he felt the remark was “so irrational and beyond the pale it is staggering.”  He also sent out a critical tweet: “Wow…whoa…Assemblywoman…we are all dumber for having read such an ignorant comment…Lord have mercy…” Read More