As a long-time resident of the 24th District, I'm disgusted by Councilman Rory Lancman's support for criminals and disdain for his constituents' safety.
He reflected both attitudes a recent op-ed titled "Decarcation is a COVID-19 normal we must stick with."
Lancman wrote that we should "eagerly embrace" the release of over 1,000 offenders from Rikers Island, even though he admits that 100 of those freed during the COVID-19 crisis were later charged with new offenses.
Does he mean that we should "eagerly embrace" the 21 percent spike in shootings, 38 percent rise in burglaries and 63 percent jump in car thefts that soon followed the exodus from Rikers?
Commissioner Dermot Shea and the commanding officer of the 107th Precinct in Lancman's district condemned the mass release of repeat offenders.
As a failed candidate for Queens district attorney last year, Lancman now panders for votes to sustain his political career after he's term limited out of his current job at the end of 2021.
Voters must reject his lunatic logic.
Kew Gardens Hills