Our councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D- Astoria) isn’t afraid of voicing his opinion.
He’s hard on crime and can’t stand graffiti. He approves of stop and frisk, and boycotted Arizona Ice Tea over its “I Love Big Cans” ad campaign and the risque show “Good Christian B**ches.” Now he’s opining about an alleged car-full of Scientologists who have kept tabs on actress Katie Holmes’ whereabouts, while parked outside of her Chelsea abode, ever since the announcement of her divorce from husband Tom Cruise.
A blogger called up Vallone, who is the chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, last week and asked what he thought of the claims. And as per usual Vallo1e didn’t stay quiet, but instead spoke his mind.
Just because she’s famous, doesn’t mean I’m not going to stand up about it,” Vallone said. “This rises to the level of criminal activity.”
He added no woman should be followed.
Vallone believes Scientology is a cult that targets the rich as well as people who are at their weakest.
The councilman has stood up against Scientology before. Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted for beating his girlfriend and for fraudulently taking money for a Senate bid, asked for state funds for a Scientology-run program to help people with health issues as a result of assisting with the 9/11 cleanup.
Vallone doesn’t deny the benefits of the program, but opposed backing a “cult.”
“That’s how cults work; they see a need and step in,” he said.