The Times Ledger reported on the series of groping incidents in Western Queens. Senator Gianaris, in addition to his legislation that makes groping children a felony, has been advocating for community involvement for safer streets.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and Sunnyside electeds passed out fliers near the No. 7 train 46th Street-Bliss Street station early Monday morning, warning commuters of a groper in the area who has attacked five women and a 12-year-old girl.
The Queens Gazette wrote about the series of groping incidents that have taken place in Queens recently. Senator Gianaris, whose legislation makes groping a child a felony, warns the community against such dangers.
State Senator Eric Adams responds to the New York Post editorial on October 25, 2011 which said the death of an East New York mother from gunfire tragically proves why aggressive stop-and-frisk policies from the NYPD is needed. The Senator, a former police officer, disagrees. CLICK HERE to view video.
New York State Senator Reverend Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to reports of five active members and three retired members of the New York City Police Department who were arrested for smuggling illegal guns and counterfeit goods:
On Sunday, October 23, the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace offered martial arts self-defense classes in response to the recent sexual assaults that have occurred in the community. Senator Adams shared sexual assault safety tips and crime tips with everyone to ensure safety for themselves and the community. Invited experts engaged in dialogue on crime prevention, demonstrated self-defense techniques designed for women, and helped them make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.
Senator Reverend Diaz and Community Leader Sepulveda to Hold Meeting on Rising Crime in Parkchester
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Community Leader Luis Sepulveda, Deputy Inspector Charles Ortiz from the 43rd Precinct, NAACP Parkchester Branch President Beverly Roberts, and leaders from Parkchester’s Bangladeshi Community will meet Today, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Senator Diaz’s District office located at 900 Rogers Place (near East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue in The Bronx) to address the ongoing crime issues facing the community.
Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services and raise awareness of violence against women, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is helping to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Queens Courier reported on the recent attacks on several Queens women. Senator Gianaris was present at the public conference to alert the community about the recent attackers. The senator's bill requiring the act of groping to be counted as a felony is just one way to attempt to reduce such dangers to our community.
For the past month, women in Sunnyside and Woodside have been looking over their shoulders for a predator on pedals.
With incidents of sexual assault rising across the five boroughs, the neighboring communities are the most recent areas to experience repeated sexual attacks on women.
NY1 reported on the recent attacks on Queens women. Senator Gianaris attended the press conference to speak out against Sunnyside/Woodside sexual predators. He also handed out flyers to raise awareness about these issues and inform people on how to act when they find themselves in such dangerous situations.
Police were searching Monday for a man they said tried to sexually assault a 23-year-old woman in Queens the previous night.
On Wednesday night, police say a man assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Laurelton.
Police were also looking for another man in a string of attacks around Woodside and Sunnyside.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) andAssemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) todayannounced they are sponsoring legislation that will increase the penaltiesfor predators who attempt to lure or entice a child by various means. Thebill would enhance penalties for those who solicit youths for criminalactivity or sexual encounters by using a vehicle, meeting in a secludedarea, or through social media. The lawmakers made the announcement at apress conference held outside the Bay Ridge Branch of the Brooklyn PublicLibrary.