Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa join Lee Zeldin in taking on Kathy Hochul over bail reform

Former mayoral candidates Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa joined Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin on Wednesday in blasting Gov. Kathy Hochul for not repealing bail bond reform ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

“If he doesn’t become governor, I’m moving to Florida because I’m sick of this governor and the state with these liberal values,” said Dietl, a former police officer and longtime conservative arsonist who finished sixth in the 2014 mayoral race. he said at a press conference in Manhattan, where he endorsed Zeldin for governor.

New data from the NYPD shows that serious crimes increased 36% from a year earlier — with a drop in homicides and shootings over the past month.

“Do you want people who have no idea what’s going on in New York City – who have hardly been in New York City – who would be lost without the state troopers and the GPS? Or do you want a husband and wife who were born and raised in our area?” said Guardian Angels founder and radio host Sliwa while speaking on behalf of Zeldin and fellow campaigner Alison Esposito, a former NYPD Deputy Inspector took the Hochul bred in buffalo breeding.

Zeldin has argued that the recent case of Jose Alba – a Manhattan bodega employee who used deadly force to defend himself against a man who assaulted him over a bag of chips in July – is just another sign that progressive reforms are being made have run amok.

After bail reform, crime in the city has increased.
Former mayoral candidates Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa screwed Kathy Hochul for not repealing bail bond reform.
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Dietl came sixth in the 2014 Mayor's race.
Dietl has said he plans to move to Florida if Zeldin isn’t elected.
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“Law-abiding New Yorker Jose Alba was forced to defend himself against attack by a system as it is today. Jose Alba is the one who ended up being thrown to Rikers Island,” said Zeldin alongside Dietl, Sliwa and others in front of the bodega on Wednesday.

Controversial Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg initially slammed Alba with a murder charge – before relenting in the face of Post coverage and a public outcry – but declined to charge the woman who also assaulted him during the encounter.

“The person who stabbed Jose Alba? Nothing – no fee,” Zeldin added.

The election boost of Dietl and Sliwa — the 2021 Republican mayoral candidate — comes as Zeldin pursues a campaign plan aimed at beating the odds against Hochul this November.

Zeldin has been vocal about his criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for charging Alba with murder.
Zeldin blasted the progressive reforms for the failure of the Jose Alba case.
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That effort hinges on winning 30% of the vote in Democrat-dominated New York City while winning big in the suburbs and upstate.

“I’m really here to talk about the analytics. The election of Governor Lee Zeldin and Lt. gov. Alison Esposito must take place in the five districts. It’s going to win the rest of the state,” said Sliwa, who won just over 22% of the vote in his 2021 race against Democratic Mayor Eric Adams.

Hochul has dismissed calls for special bail legislation, including from other Dems like Adams, arguing that more time is needed to evaluate changes passed in the state budget, which will increase the number of crimes eligible for bail while also increasing the number of bail-eligible crimes Detention of some repeat offenders have facilitated.

“What I want to see is the implementation of these laws at every level,” she said earlier this week.

The governor has been heavily criticized for her refusal to address the bail reform issue.
Hochul has said she will not do anything about bail reform until after the election.
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Abortion, gun control and efforts to paint Zeldin as a right-wing extremist have been at the heart of Hochul’s campaign for a full term this year, despite ongoing efforts by her opponent to shift the race’s focus to issues such as historically high inflation and public safety.

Republican hopes of winning their first statewide election in two decades now depend on how well Zeldin can address fears about rising crime.

A Siena College poll released earlier this summer showed that 76% of New Yorkers were “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about becoming a victim of violent crime amid the ongoing controversy over state bail laws championed by Albany Democrats.

“The will of the people demands it, and if they can’t get that work done by November 8th, the people of New York should do that work for themselves by firing all the people who aren’t going to Albany for this special meeting and.” to fix this,” Zeldin said on Wednesday. Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa join Lee Zeldin in taking on Kathy Hochul over bail reform


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