From the Daily News:
"The use of eminent domain is like a gun to the community’s head which basically says, 'If you don’t give it up we’re going to take it,'" [State Senator Bill] Perkins said outside City Hall this afternoon.
"And as a result, those who do not have the wherewithal of a Nick Sprayregen or a lawyer like Norm Siegel begin to negotiate under the threat of begin robbed or mugged through the process of eminent domain."
"So what happens to those people who lost their property to Columbia under those circumstances?"
"Nick Sprayregen at the moment is OK. The Singh family that owned the small garage, gas station, is OK, but those who buckled under because of the threat of eminent domain? How do they get made whole? How do they get justice in the process in which they were essentially threatened with the gun of eminent domain?"
So how about some legislation, then? You'd think this would be one issue where both sides would agree.