Issues: Crime

Empowering Law Enforcement, Public Protection Budget Makes Sensible Cuts, Enhances Community Safety & Streamlines Services

In Difficult Economy, Focus on Crime Reduction, Legal Services for Poor New Yorkers

June 22, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S7323/Foley) establishing the “School District Financial Security Task Force” charged with helping school districts fortify protections for funds in bank and other financial accounts.

June 21, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

Foley bill establishes task force to empower school districts onfinancial security, money management

June 21, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.

 

June 21, 2010
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6/16/2010: Domestic Violence Survivors

“Domestic Violence should never happen nor be tolerated by any person or society. Anyone can be a victim at anytime and it often isn't taken seriously until the situation culminates into violence. Domestic violence is often preceded by verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse these of which can leave lasting scars and damages in a person’s life,” said Senator Huntley. She continued, “Most of all children who are subject to these heinous cowardly acts can suffer the most hurtful consequence.

June 18, 2010
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Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

June 16, 2010
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Majority Stands Together With Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:

June 16, 2010
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Meeting a Hero

I had the pleasure to meet Lance Orton, the Time Square T-shirt salesman who helped foil the attempted Time Square Bomber.

June 16, 2010
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SAVING JOBS: Majority REQUIRES ESDC TO MAKE RE-DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES


(Albany, NY) Continuing its commitment to economic growth and good jobs throughout the state, the Senate Democratic Majority today unanimously approved legislation requiring the redevelopment and reuse of state prison facilities considered for closure.

The legislation (S7068/Hassell-Thompson) requires the Commissioner of Economic Development to issue an adaptive reuse plan for state prison facilities that are scheduled to be shut down.

June 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair Thursday , June 17, 2010 Off the Floor

June 17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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New York State Senator Eric Adams And His 14-Year-Old Filmmaker Son Will Hold A Press Conference To Address Domestic Violence And Teen Dating Violence

NY State Senator Eric Adams and his son, filmmaker and Nickelodeon actor Jordan Coleman, will hold a press conference to introduce Senator Adams’ domestic violence legislation during auditions for Jordan’s upcoming movie Payin’ The Price, which deals with teen dating violence. 

June 13, 2010
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PRESS RELEASE: Griffo Says Keep Annsville Open While Investigating Youth Agency's Sex Party Involvement

Griffo Says Taxpayer-Funded Teen Orgy at State Youth Facility Calls for Resignation of OCFS Commissioner 

 Senator also wants proposed closure of Annsville Residential OCFS Center halted until Investigation concludes

 

            (Albany) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R- IP-C, Rome) today said that a shocking lack of oversight and management in allowing a state taxpayer-funded orgy to take place during a dance at a youth facility that houses killers and other violent criminals, is enough reason for Commissioner Gladys Carrion to resign from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

June 11, 2010
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Senator Foley Protects Public from Drunk Drivers

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5495) that would allow courts to be informed of past driving offenses when hearing cases involving drunk or impaired driving.

June 9, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR STRONGER PAROLE LAWS

State Senator Mike Nozzolio strongly denounced the New York State Parole Board for a number of shocking incidents in which violent criminals were released back on the streets and committed horrific crimes, including murder.

June 9, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CREW CLEANS VAN NEST CHURCH

72 hours after hearing that the Love Gospel Church in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx had been vandalized, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined local community leaders, church officials and a graffiti clean-up team to clean the side of the church on Saturday, June 5th. This is the second time in just two months that Senator Klein’s crew has helped remove graffiti from the church.

June 5, 2010
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6/5/2010: Senator Huntley Supports Mother's Against Guns (MAG)

Senator Huntley stood in solidarity with the community on Saturday, June 05, 2010, expressing to them that we must work as a group to gain control of our community(s). Senator Huntley is encouraged by the programs available to address violence and illegal guns; such as Mother’s Against Guns (MAG), founded by Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith and Cash for Guns Program. The Senator further expressed that it is our duty as elected officials to try and make our communities as safe as possible. Senator Huntley believes these programs are great initiatives to curbing violence and she will always be there to support the community in any way possible.

June 5, 2010
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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN JOINS SENATOR JEFF KLEIN TO SUPPORT HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CHURCH & SYNAGOGUE VANDALS

Religious Leaders & Elected Officials Call on State Legislature to pass tougher sentencing for vandals of Houses of Worship

 

June 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, June 7, 2010 Room 612 LOB

June 7, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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