Issues: Crime

ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS BILL TO REQUIRE HATE CRIMES CURRICULUM IN ALL NEW YORK STATE SCHOOLS

Queens, NY, April 5, 2011 – Responding to last month’s gang-related murder in his district of a young man by five teens now charged with manslaughter, who also are being investigated by the NYPD for hate crimes, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, is co-sponsoring a bill (S.269), which would raise awareness about hate crimes through curriculum in the schools. Addabbo supported this bill in the Education Committee and the bill has been sent to the full Senate for a vote.  

April 6, 2011
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Senate Passes Anti-Crime Package

The New York State Senate today passed several anti-crime bills to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.“It is crucial that we regularly evaluate and enhance the laws that protect our public safety,” Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said. “These bills address important issues and concerns that affect our homes, businesses and families.

April 5, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH

"I would like to applaud Commissioner Ray Kelly and the NYPD for focusing their attention and resources on reducing shootings and homicides City-wide. Their hard work paid off as crimes of that nature are down nearly 21% compared to this time last year.

The decrease in crime can also be attributed to programs like Operation SNUG and the Gun Buy-Back Program. It is imperative that we continue to fund programs such as these and continue to rid our streets of illegal guns.  For every gun that is turned in, another life is being saved. For every SNUG Program that is funded, another young person is being saved from the streets. "

April 5, 2011
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TWO LONG ISLAND CITY RESIDENTS CHARGED IN PONZI SCHEME IN WHICH 31 VICTIMS ALLEGEDLY LOST MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION

One Defendant Taken Into Custody In Puerto Rico Is To Appear In Court Today; Second Defendant Remains At Large

April 5, 2011
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Preventing Sexual Abuse

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 5, 2011Contact:  Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Bills Strengthen Protections for Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

Working to protect victims of sexual abuse, the New York State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today.

April 5, 2011
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Senate Acts to Protect Children and Families From Abuse

The New York State Senate passed a legislative package that would strengthen penalties and provide additional protections for children and families who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. The proposals build upon the Senate’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing abuse from continuing, and ensuring appropriate penalties for criminals who prey upon the state’s most vulnerable populations.

March 31, 2011
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Senate Approves Bill to Increase Penalties for Reckless Driving

Proposal Gives New Tools to Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

With recent tragic accidents involving motorists driving the wrong way, the New York State Senate took up a measure to address the issue by passing a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. and co-sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins, enhances prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.

March 30, 2011
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Queens Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Chica Chica Cards

NY1

Lawmakers and residents in Queens held a rally Sunday against lewd advertisements that they say are littering the streets. NY1’s Mara Montalbano filed the following report.

Parents say flyers of scantily-clad women is not what they want their children to see when they are walking to church on a Sunday morning or school during the week.

They say the flyers – known as chica chica cards – advertise prostitutes. 

March 29, 2011
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Lawmaker wants ban on "brothel" biz cards

WABC

Some local parents and lawmakers are up in arms about some advertising they say is obscene and too easily available to children. 

They want the trading-card like ads featuring half-naked women banned. 

"We should throw them in the garbage because they're not appropriate for kids," Tristan Mulvihill said. 

Tristan Mulvihill is talking about Chica Chica cards featuring scantily clad women in provocative positions.

There's a phone number and a promise to deliver the lady to your home. 

Children can easily find them on Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Queens. 

March 29, 2011
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Trooper Kevin Dobson Resolution

Senator Gallivan rises on the Senate floor to speak on his Resolution in memory of Trooper Kevin Dobson. 

“The entire New York State law enforcement community and all of Western New York have suffered a tremendous loss today. My thoughts and prayers are with the Dobson Family, especially his three young children and his father, Retired Lieutenant Richard Dobson of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, whom I had the high honor of serving with during my tenure as Sheriff of Erie County.

March 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 411 LOB

March 29, 12:00 PM - 12:27 PM
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Video: Gallivan Pushes for Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I -- 59th District), a former member of the New York State Police and Sheriff of Erie County calls for a reinstatement of the death penalty for those who murder police officers, peace officers or corrections officers in New York State.

March 22, 2011
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State Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Fight Embalming Fluid Abuse

Legislation aimed at curbing the dangerous abuse of embalming fluid as a drug, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), passed the New York State Senate. 

March 21, 2011
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Gallivan Calls for Death Penalty to be Reinstated for Cop Killers

Albany - Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District), a former member of the New York State Police and Sheriff of Erie County called for a reinstatement of the death penalty today for those who murder police officers, peace officers or corrections officers in New York State.

March 18, 2011
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Sen. Griffo Pushes for Measure to Fight Over-the-counter Sales of Meth-like Substances

Senator Griffo Introduces Bill to Ban Hallucinogenic "Bath Salts"Dangerous meth-like drugs marketed as “bath salts” a growing problem

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today announced new legislation (Senate bill 3322) to ban the sale, manufacturing possession and distribution of deceptively-labeled, hallucinogenic “bath salts” in New York State.  These “bath salts ”are a dangerous series of chemicals that cause extreme paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, agitation, hypertension, chest pain, headache, and suicidal thoughts when smoked, snorted or injected.

March 15, 2011
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