The “rape” of the city?
At the last City Council meeting, Terry Labruno offered up a rather unusual analogy for the City Council’s inability to do much about Hoboken’s financial crisis. In a letter to the Hoboken Reporter, city resident Rachel Mehta took offense with Labruno’s comment.
LaBruno: Inconsiderate Councilwoman
“A councilwoman-at-large’s quote in last week’s Reporter really angered me. Referring to the proposed large tax increase, she reportedly said “It’s like watching your child get raped and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
I am surprised a public official could say such an inconsiderate thing. Under no circumstances can a financial matter be likened to one of the worst crimes perpetrated against a person, not to mention a child. Rape can never be equated with an unfortunate financial situation. Simple as that.