Friday, May 4, 2018

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz - Why Not Staten Island?

  You should know that it seems NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to dump everything on the residents of four boroughs, exempting Staten Island from the pain & suffering he is inflicting on others.

It is important for you to know. First, the Mayor wants to close Rikers Island – House of Detention. In order to do that, our beloved Mayor plans to build houses of detention in different boroughs. He will build one in the Bronx, one in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens, but none in Staten Island. My question is – Why not Staten Island?

Now, our beloved Mayor has come with the idea of opening four different sites where drug addicts may freely inject their daily doses. Once upon a time, these were known in the streets as “shooting galleries”.

My dear reader, I just want you to know that once again the Mayor is proposing to open these “shooting galleries” in only four boroughs of the City. The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, but for some unknown reason, the Mayor once again proposes to exempt Staten Island. They are being given this exemption even though Staten Island has one of the highest overdose rates in the City. So again I have to question – Why not Staten Island?

It is my opinion that all five boroughs should equally bear the burden the Mayor wants to force on only four boroughs. That way, people will not be asking in the future – Why not Staten Island?

I am Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz, and this is what you should know.


We agree 100 PERCENT with Councilman Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. 

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