…That’s what Staten Island political columnist Tom Wrobleski reported in this weekend’s Staten Island Advance.
Less than two years after capturing the North Shore City Council seat, Democrat Debi Rose may have her eyes on a higher-profile post.
Sources have told the Advance that Ms. Rose is considering a run for Congress next year against Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn).
Although NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were convicted of three counts of official misconduct, their acquittal on more serious rape charges is drawing a lot of anger.
The City Council sent out a number of statements harshly criticizing the verdict.
City Council Speaker Quinn: “shocked and disappointed.”
Councilwoman Lappin: “saddened and dismayed.”
Councilwoman Mendez: “disappointing.”
Councilwoman Ferreras: “appalled…disheartened.”
Councilwoman Brewer: “destroys the trust between women and the police department.”
Here’s a 2-minute video featuring Councilwoman Tish James of Brooklyn and others explaining why they are rallying against Wall Street today and pushing the mayor to roll back service cuts he proposed in his budget.
“It’s time that we march on Wall Street,” said James, who referred to them as “the people who were responsible for this recession.”
Councilwoman Debi Rose said, “We are not going to allow the mayor to break the unions,” and “they are going to feel the wrath of working people in New York City.”
Video after the jump.