Issues: Crime

SENATOR GIANARIS AIMS TO MAKE NEW YORK TOUGHEST STATE ON GUNS

Introduces proposals strengthening state’s gun control laws

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris is working to improve public safety and better protect New Yorkers from gun violence by introducing a series of bills to strengthen the state’s gun control laws. His package of bills are based on criteria established by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence which ranks each state according to the strength of its gun control laws. Currently, New York ranks fourth in the country. The passage of Senator Gianaris’s package of bills, however, would make New York first in the nation for having the toughest gun control laws.

August 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS $5000 REWARD TO HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF BENSONHURST BUSINESS OWNER ISAAC KADARE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the murder of Bensonhurst business owner Isaac Kadare, found murdered last night in his 86th Street store.

 

Senator Golden’s reward adds to the $5000 offered by Councilman David Greenfield and the Sephardic Community Federation, bringing the total reward to $10,000.

 

August 3, 2012
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August Brings Bad News For Criminals in New York State

For many New Yorkers, the beginning of August means long hot summer days, catching a ball game with the kids, or maybe taking a family trip to the beach or mountains. 

For New York's law enforcement professionals however, the beginning of August also brings a major and welcome new change in our State's criminal justice laws.

That's because August 1st, 2012 was the effective date of the new "ALL-CRIMES DNA LAW," which dramatically strengthens and expands New York State's crime-fighting DNA database. 

August 3, 2012
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Expansion of DNA Databank Goes Into Effect

Legislation Supported by Senator Martins Aids Crime Solving and Prevention

As of August 1, New York State got tougher on crime. That’s because legislation that expanded the DNA Databank went into effect. The All-Crimes DNA Law will add approximately 46,000 individual DNA samples a year to the databank, providing law enforcement with additional tools it needs to solve crime and potentially prevent some future crimes from occurring.

August 2, 2012
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Governor Approves Griffo - Brindisi Legislation to Clamp Down on Repeat Sex Offenders

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Toughen Parole Requirements for Persistent Sex OffendersBills were sponsored by Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi in response to a recent murder case in Utica

August 2, 2012
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Expansion of state's DNA databank goes into effect

Albany, N.Y., August 2—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the groundbreaking law expanding New York State's DNA databank by requiring anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample is now effective.

State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said that the State Legislature gave final approval to the expansion and it was signed into law by the governor earlier this year.  The expansion of the state's DNA databank is a move that law enforcement leaders locally and across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.

August 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW ANTI-CRIME LAW TAKES EFFECT TODAY

Expanded DNA Databank Will Provide Enhanced Crime Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he supported to help better enable law enforcement to use DNA to catch criminals takes effect today.

     The groundbreaking law expands the State’s DNA databank by requiring anyone convicted of a felony or penal law misdemeanor to submit a DNA sample. The new law is one of the most significant criminal justice reforms in the state’s history and puts New York State at the nation’s forefront in expanding and utilizing DNA databanks to solve crimes.

August 1, 2012
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DNA DATABANK EXPANSION LAW EFFECTIVE TODAY New Law Also Expands Access to DNA Testing and Discovery for Defendants

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the groundbreaking law expanding New York State’s DNA Databank by requiring anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample is now effective.The new law also includes expanded access to DNA Databank comparisons for certain criminal defendants, allowing them to obtain DNA testing before trial or after a guilty plea to demonstrate their innocence. In addition, the law provides for greater access to discovery of evidence after conviction where innocence is claimed.

August 1, 2012
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND ANNOUNCES LAW TO EXPAND DNA DATABANK EFFECTIVE TODAY

Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) announces that the law he sponsored to expand New York State’s DNA Databank becomes effective as of today. The law provides the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994 and represents a joint effort between of the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and State law enforcement to ensure that New York continues to set the standard in statewide safety.

August 1, 2012
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SALAND’S PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Closes Reporting Requirements Loophole For Sex Offenses

Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) announced today that his bill remedying a significant loophole in reporting requirements for medical professionals has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation, Senate Bill 7456, requires professional conduct officers or investigators of misconduct to report sex offenses committed by mental health professionals to appropriate law enforcement.

Previously, reporting requirements varied according to the license of the offender. Saland said the law will bring consistency to the reporting requirements of similar sex offenses.

August 1, 2012
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NEARLY 5,000 JOIN SENATOR RITCHIE FOR TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ON “BATH SALTS”

Experts Answer Questions, Get Information Out to Public on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

Nearly 5,000 people joined State Senator Patty Ritchie Tuesday night, for a live telephone town hall on the dangers of “bath salts,” synthetic drug compounds that are at the center of a series of increasingly bizarre and deadly incidents across the region. 

July 24, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS RITCHIE ‘ANIMAL FIGHT’ BILL

Gives Law Enforcement New Tool to Catch, Punish Abusers

July 19, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Takes Part In Ongoing Littering Crackdown Campaign

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco has teamed up with other state, city and county officials to crack down on littering and raise awareness about the serious problem.  During a press conference on July 16, 2012, it was announced that a recent cleanup of 690 between Teall Avenue and Thompson Road netted nearly three tons of trash.  An ongoing campaign will focus on clean-up, enforcement and awareness, with the tagline "Litter: It Costs More Than You Think."  As part of this campaign, violators will be ticketed.

July 17, 2012
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ADDABBO VOTES IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE DESIGNED TO CRACK DOWN ON SEX OFFENDERS IN NEW YORK STATE

One Initiative Would Bar Sex Offenders on Parole or Probation from Entering Public Libraries

 

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ AND ASSEMBLYMAN ERIC STEVENSON PLAN TUESDAY EVENING RALLY FOR JUSTICE

July 3, 2012

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SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

 

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ AND ASSEMBLYMAN ERIC STEVENSON

PLAN TUESDAY EVENING RALLY FOR JUSTICE

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (D-Bronx) will hold a Rally for Justice on today, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM at the grocery store located on the corner of Freeman and Prospect Avenues in the Bronx, the site where two teenage girls were shot on Sunday night. They will be joined by religious and community leaders.

July 3, 2012
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Video: Ranzenhofer's floor comments on domestic violence legislation

June 12, 2012 - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the floor of the State Senate about the passage of domestic violence legislation. Click here for more information.

June 28, 2012
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TELL THE ASSEMBLY TO PASS ALIX'S LAW NOW!

Sign The E-Petition Today

Western New York has been rocked recently by several high profile incidents involving the hit-and-run deaths of area teens and young adults. The most widely publicized was the hit-and-run death of 18-year-old Alix Rice of Amherst.

June 28, 2012
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Ranzenhofer comments on bill to criminalize cyberbullying

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on his bill, S6614A, to criminalize the act of cyberbullying. The legislation passed the State Senate on June 20.

June 27, 2012
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