Issues: Crime

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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ADDABBO, MILLER PUSH PASSAGE OF SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT ACT IN SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Bill Looks to Prevent Hiring Registered Sex Offenders Having Direct Contact with Children Under 16

March 15, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS PUSH FOR MORE DISCLOSURE ON CRIMINALS

Legislators seek to unseal records of convicts

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-22nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would protect our communities by providing prospective employers with the means to conduct accurate criminal background checks.

March 14, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON ARREST OF BAY RIDGE RAPE SUSPECT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the Bay Ridge rape suspect:

“I commend 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez and the police officers who led the investigation which has led to the arrest of an individual charged with robbery and sexual assault of two women in our neighborhood on the night of Friday, February 25, 2011.

I know that the 68th Precinct focused their efforts on bringing swift justice in this case. Such criminal and heinous behavior has no place in our society. I know that all community residents are relieved to know that this predator is behind bars this morning and are grateful for the efforts of the New York City Police Department.”

March 10, 2011
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Senator Perkins Passes Legislation to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse

For many generations sexual assault was not treated as seriously as it should have been.  It used to be that sex assailants could attack someone up to three times before being put on the official sexual predators list.  If the assaults happened over a period longer than ten years, the attacker was still kept off of the predators list. But no more.

File: 
S.1365.pdf

March 8, 2011
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Vandals Force Straphangers to Buy Swips at WaHi Train Station, Official Say

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is raising awarness around the issue of vanalism and predatory behavior at the 181st Street A Train stop, since the MTA removed station agents last year. 

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March 8, 2011
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