Issues: Crime

Queens Groper Sought

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.

October 27, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks on NYPD's Stop & Frisk

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.

October 26, 2011
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Erin Merryn's Law would mandate child sex abuse education

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --"My innocence was killed, my childhood was taken. My voice was silenced. And I lived in that silence," Erin Merryn said.

Merryn says starting when she was six, she was sexually abused by a neighbor, then at 11 by an older cousin.

October 26, 2011
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Senators Valesky, Klein, Bring Erin Merryn's Law To NY State

Measure Aimed at Stopping Child Sexual Abuse; Catching Predators

October 25, 2011
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Senators Valesky, Klein, Bring Erin Merryn's Law To NY State

Measure Aimed at Stopping Child Sexual Abuse; Catching Predators

October 25, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns the Actions of Some Police Officers and Appreciates the Efforts of Commissioner Kelly

October 25, 2011

For Immediate Release

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:

October 25, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks at Martial Arts Self-Defense Class at Kings Bay Y at Windor Terrace

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.

October 25, 2011
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Senator Diaz and Community Leader Sepulveda to Hold Meeting on Rising Crime in Parkchester

PRESS RELEASE

October 21, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

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.

October 21, 2011
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Intimate Partner Violence

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2011

Contacts: Bryant G. Gaspard (Huntley) | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Guillermo Martinez (Rivera) | martinez@assembly.state.ny.us | (518) 455-5844

Lawmakers: High Rates of Domestic Violence Hurts Adolescents, More Needs to be Done to Protect Women

Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera call for passage of legislation that will reverse increasing rates of violence against women

October 20, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RECOGNIZES OCTOBER 2011 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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.

October 19, 2011
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Sunnyside and Woodside concerned over sex attacks

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.

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October 18, 2011
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Police Investigate String Of Attacks On Queens 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.

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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.

October 18, 2011
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Kingston Daily Freeman Article Regarding New Anti-Strangulation Law

Please click here for the recent article in the Kingston Daily Freeman regarding the impact of the new anti-strangulation law in New York State.

October 18, 2011
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October 17, 2011
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STATE LEGISLATORS PROPOSE TOUGHER PENALTIES AGAINST CHILD PREDATORS

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.

October 7, 2011
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NY Daily News: Senate Espaillat , Upper Manhattan elected officals meet with Commissioner Kelly to addess increase in crime

Pols meet with Kelly on recent crime jump

By Frank Lombardi

Oct 6, 2011

It took awhile, but clamoring uptown politicians have succeeded in meeting with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about the spike in crime in Washington Heights and Inwood.

"Bureaucracies always work that way,” said state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who has been leading the clamoring about crime for months now. “But at the end of the day he listened to us.  We made our case and I do think we’re going to see some results.”

Joining Espaillat at the one-hour session at Police Headquarters this past Friday were uptown Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Robert Jackson and Washington Heights District Leader Maria Luna.  Others were invited but had scheduling conflicts.

October 7, 2011
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