Issues: Crime

Kennedy, Stewart-Cousins Lead Fight Against Gang Violence, Call for Anti-Violence Funds to Re-Launch Operation SNUG

Following Governor Cuomo’s budget presentation at City Honors, Leader Stewart-Cousins visits Buffalo to outline Senate Democrats’ budget proposal to curb gang violence. 

Senators Kennedy and Stewart-Cousins lead push to reinstate funding for Operation SNUG programs in state budget. 

Kennedy and Stewart-Cousins: In Communities across the State, Operation SNUG Helped Snuff out Gang Activity Until Funds Ran Dry. It’s Clear this Anti-Violence Effort is Needed Once Again.  

February 23, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: CASE OF DRIVER ESCAPING JAIL AFTER KILLING NCPD OFFICER HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS

Will Sponsor Legislation Creating Stronger Penalties for Drivers Who Kill or Injure Police Officers, Emergency Personnel, and Hazard Workers 

February 22, 2013
Read more...

PISTOL PERMIT "OPT-OUT" PRIVACY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE IN LOCAL COUNTY CLERKS' OFFICES

Gallivan Urges All Permit Holders Who Wish To Keep Personal Information Private To Complete and Submit Forms To Their Local County Clerk's Office

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - Elma) announced today that State Police “Opt-Out” privacy forms are now available in each of the four counties that comprise the 59th Senate District.

The forms being made available are in accord with a provision of the newly enacted NY SAFE Act that allows New York State pistol permit holders to request that their personal information be kept private and confidential by completing a State Police “Opt-Out” form and submitting it to a designated county official.

February 19, 2013
Read more...

Sen. Fuschillo Appears on News 12 to Call for Stronger Penalties for Hit & Run Drivers

     Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to raise the penalties for drivers who hit someone and flee the scene of an accident. The legislation would raise the penalties for hit and run crimes so that they are commensurate with charges faced by a drunk driver who causes physical injury or death and remains at the scene of the accident. 

     Under the legislation:

     • Drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident would face class “C” felony charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

February 15, 2013
Read more...
February 16, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Read more...

SQUADRON WELCOMES BLOOMBERG'S SUPPORT FOR MARIJUANA REFORM, URGES ALBANY TO PASS LEGISLATION NOW

NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the sponsor of legislation (S3105) to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, welcomed Mayor Bloomberg's support for the bill and the change to NYC policy announced in today's State of the City. Squadron released the following statement:

"Legislation I carry would reform the in-plain-view marijuana possession statute and the inconsistent way it's enforced. 

February 14, 2013
Read more...

NYC Council: Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (Comptroller Liu and Senator Bill Perkins)

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

Five case. These are a stark and distressing set of facts. No more need be said.

Except, having been there, with the five, from the beginning: as a neighbor, as a

February 13, 2013
Read more...

Press Conference prior to NYC Council's Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (left to right: Raymond Santana Jr., Sen. Bill Perkins, and Kharey Wise)

 

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

February 13, 2013
Read more...

Forum/Town Hall: The Case of the Central Park Five and Its Impact on New York’s Criminal Justice Arena.

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

Five case. These are a stark and distressing set of facts. No more need be said.

Except, having been there, with the five, from the beginning: as a neighbor, as a

February 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read more...

Griffo Law Gets Tough On Bank Robbers

(Albany) – New York State Senator Joseph A.

February 13, 2013
Read more...

Crime Stoppers Phone-A-Thon

On Thursday, I had the privilege to visit the 9th Annual Rochester Area Crime Stopper's Phone-A-Thon and take phone calls during the lunch hour. To read more about this great organization and the work they do to keep our community safe, visit their website at www.roccrimestoppers.com.

February 12, 2013
Read more...

SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROMOTE BUS PASSENGER SAFETY

Legislation Would Prevent Sex Offenders from Becoming Bus Drivers and Strengthen Penalties for Passing Stopped School Buses

February 11, 2013
Read more...

NYS SENATE PASSES SENATOR DEFRANCISCO'S BILL NAMED AFTER THE LATE TIFFANY HEITKAMP

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) announced that his bill (S1790), which would create a link between all of a person’s driving under the influence of alcohol or drug offenses, passed the New York State Senate today, February 11,2013.

Named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp, who was killed during an alcohol related boating accident in July of 2006, the bill would link Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), with Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and driving an ATV while intoxicated. Under current law, there is no linkage between these offenses, making it possible to be convicted of two or more separate offenses by using different motorized vehicles and still be treated as a first time offender.

February 11, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SENATE APPROVES STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he is sponsoring to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death. 

February 11, 2013
Read more...

SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP POLICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFY SUSPECTS

Proposed Law Would Give Police Officers Routine Digital Access to an Individual’s Driver License Photo in the Field

February 11, 2013
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Patrick Gallivan, Chair 12Noon, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Room 123 CAP

February 12, 12:00 PM - 12:08 PM
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS APPROVED BY SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he is sponsoring to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death has been approved by the Senate’s Transportation Committee. 

February 1, 2013
Read more...

O'Mara issues reminder: New York State seeking correction officer candidates

Albany, N.Y., January 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is currently undertaking a statewide correction officer recruitment effort.

A state Civil Service examination to fill new positions has been scheduled for April 13, 2013.  Those interested in taking the exam must file an application by Monday, February 25, 2013.

January 30, 2013
Read more...
Syndicate content