Issues: Crime

Westchester Herald: Sen. Stewart-Cousins Announces Legislation to Empower Law Enforcement Against Vehicle Thefts

On May 18th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th SD) announced passage of legislation (S1899A) to provide law enforcement with new tools to prosecute career car thieves. This bill, introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle related crimes, assisting police and prosecutors in their efforts to break up auto theft rings.

June 1, 2010
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Reform Needed At New York Juvenile Prisons

As New York continues to deal with an unprecedented fiscal crisis, every dollar expended by the state should come under careful scrutiny.  We must ensure funds are being spent wisely for needed programs that are widely beneficial.  It is also vital that we examine the policymakers, and make certain they are of superior character as well.  Case in point – New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrion. 

May 27, 2010
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Serrano, Advocates, and Community March to End Violence in El Barrio

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano, the East Harlem Community and other local elected officials held  a march today protesting the rise in violence that has occurred in this culturally rich and diverse neighborhood, most recently the stabbing of three people on May 26th.

May 27, 2010
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Head of OCFS Must Go

ALBANY, 05/26/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined several senate colleagues in calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning a state-taxpayer funded sex-party at a youth facility that houses killers and other violent criminals.

May 26, 2010
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Crime Should Not Pay

All across New York State, law-abiding citizens have been tightening their belts, cutting spending and foregoing even the smallest luxuries. Everyone has had to sacrifice in these difficult economic times---everyone except those individuals who have broken the law, and are now incarcerated in our State’s prisons.

As the cost of living continues to climb for New Yorkers, so does the cost of incarcerating, rehabilitating and providing health care for New York’s prison inmates.

May 21, 2010
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Crime Should Not Pay

As a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime, and Corrections, Senator Nozzolio has fought hard to keep New York State’s inmates accountable for their crimes.

Senator Nozzolio has sponsored legislation (S.2404) that would allow New York State to collect a small healthcare copayment for those who could afford to pay. This copayment would discourage fraud and abuse of the healthcare benefits that prisoners enjoy.

May 21, 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, May 24, 2010 Room 612 LOB

May 24, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Legislation to Empower Law Enforcement Against Vehicle Thefts

On May 18th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced passage of legislation (S1899A) to provide law enforcement with new tools to prosecute career car thieves. This bill, introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle-related crimes, assisting police and prosecutors in their efforts to break up auto theft rings.

May 19, 2010
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Senate Bill Empowers Law Enforcement Against Vehicle Thefts

The State Senate today gave law enforcement new tools to put away career car thieves.  Legislation sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle-related crimes.  This will enable police and prosecutors to break up auto theft rings. 

May 18, 2010
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Parent's for Megan's Law lecture at PS 58 in Maspeth

Senator Addabbo is sponsoring a lecture by "Parents for Megan's Law' at PS 58 in Maspeth. The lecture is about 30 minutes and will cover the services their organization offers. This is a FREE event.

 

http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 16, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Town Hall - Ridgewood

Come join Senator Addabbo at a Town Hall meeting to discuss the issues that impotant to you. Topics to be discussed are Public Safety, Transportation and Education.

June 3, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI HONORS FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

5/11/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI HONORS FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today paid solemn tribute to New York’s fallen police officers at the annual Police Officers Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony in Albany which honors the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty.

May 11, 2010
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CATCHING CRIMINALS BEFORE THEY STRIKE AGAIN

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblymember Joseph Morelle (D- Irondequoit), State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), State Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), and State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) joined representatives from the New York State Sheriffs' Association, the Center for HOPE, and victims’ rights advocates to call for passage of legislation mandating DNA collection upon arrest in an effort to put more criminals behind bars before they strike again.

 

May 11, 2010
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Legislative Activity For May 10, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today maintaining the services and operations of government, including funding for troopers, Medicaid services, and infrastructure projects, as well as bills which protect residents of public housing from sexual predators, and legislation mandating new standards of accountability of the Higher Education Services Corporation. Maintaining Services & Operations

May 11, 2010
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KEEPING SEX OFFENDERS OUT OF PUBLIC HOUSING

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Provide Housing Authorities Monthly Data on Registered Offenders

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the State Senate passed his legislation to help prevent registered sex offenders from moving into public housing. Last week, Klein unveiled the results from his most recent investigation showing nearly one hundred level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders are illegally living in public housing units in New York City.

 

May 10, 2010
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