NYC Mayor Upsets Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 1:48 am
New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, comments during a television interview about drunk driving being a minor offense caught the attention on Mother’s Against drunk driving and they were not very happy with his statement.
MADD’s New York State director, Richard Mallow, released the following statement in response to what De Blasio told CNN host Jake Tapper on “State of the Union”.
“There is nothing minor when drunk driving kills or injures 300,000 people every year,” Mallow said. “Drunk driving is always a major offense and we should never minimize the impact it has on families and victims.”
MADD’s statement was in response to comments from De Blasio while and Tapper explained how illegal immigrants who commit these “lesser offenses” in New York are protected from federal authorities.
In the discussion with Tapper, the Mayor said that minor offenses should not call for deportation. He explained the city cooperates with the federal government when it deals with one of the other 170 offenses that are considered serious or violent crimes.
Tapper asked, “is grand larceny or drunk driving a very minor offense?”
De Blasio responded with, “Drunk driving that does not lead to any other negative outcome I could define as that,” he continued with “If anyone does a serious crime, I agree, they shouldn’t be here.”