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Operation SNUG to Aid in Ending Violence in Eight Communities Across State

(Albany, NY) – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, the State Senate will announce a new initiative, Operation SNUG, to help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups deploy innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

The Senate secured $4.5 million in the FY2009-10 State Budget for front-line anti-gun and gang violence prevention efforts that will benefit the hardest-hit communities across the state. As a result, the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Westchester County and New York City will receive new infusions of much-needed funding that will allow for better cooperation between police and prosecutors to keep our kids safe.

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith
State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn)
State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany)
State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester)
State Senator Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan)
State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo)
Michael Blake, NYPD Inspector, 103rd Precinct
Mark Claxton, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement
Erica Ford, NYC VIP All-Stars
H. McCarthy Gipson, Police Commissioner, City of Buffalo
Charles Fischer, Hip Hop Youth Summit
Lance Fuertado, King of Kings Foundation
Tim Howard - Erie County Sheriff
Candice Kane, Cease-Fire Chicago
Barbara Smith, Albany Common Council
Cindy Young, Chief of Police, City of Tonawanda

Capitol, East Steps

TODAY / Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @ 12:45 PM

**Event will be carried live over the web on the Senate’s Mogulus homepage:**

Satellite coverage of the event will be available at 2:30 P.M. today.

Satellite                     Horizon 2 (Ku Analog)
Location                    74 degrees west longitude
Transponder             12
Receive frequency    12160 MHz
Audio                        6.2/6.8 MHz (discrete wide)
Polarity                     Horizontal