Issues: Crime

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2010

Contact: Bryant Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges Safety and Prevention of Sexual Violence

April 8, 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, April 12, 2010 Room 612 LOB

April 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP CREW HITS BRONX AND WESTCHESTER STREETS

Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew removes graffiti tags in nearly two dozen hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew cleaned graffiti off nearly two dozen hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.

April 8, 2010
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Crack Down on Sex Offenders

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence, focusing on sexual assault and rape, while at the same time, educating communities and individuals about how to prevent such horrific acts.

April 1, 2010
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Stronger Laws Needed To Lock Up Sex Offenders

ILION, 04/01/10 – At the start of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today introduced legislation to increase penalties for sex criminals.  The legislation comes in the wake of the recent indictment of Jeremy Snyder, a registered level-two sex offender charged with felony rape of an underage girl in Herkimer County. “This case is especially troubling, as this adult knowingly preyed on young girls after having been already convicted of a sex offense against a minor,” Senator Seward said.

April 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON COURT RULING “THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT” UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.

April 1, 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, March 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

March 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join The "Count Me In" Campaign In Your Neighborhood

Many New York households did not mail back their 2000 census questionnaire. Statewide, the mail-in response rate was below the national average.  In some neighborhoods, only 1 in 3 households mailed back a form. With so much state and federal aid for our schools, hospitals and transportation on the line, it’s crucial we do better in the 2010 Census.  So how can we make that happen?

March 17, 2010
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A new system allows New Yorkers to sign up for alerts when sex offenders move into or out of a community

A new system allows New Yorkers to sign up for alerts when moderate and high-risk sex offenders move into or out of a community.

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services system allows New Yorkers to flag communities of interest to their family and then get alerts by a phone, e-mail, text message or fax. They can sign up for notices involving three communities at once.

There are more than 30,000 registered sex offenders living in the state.

The alerts will be carried by the State Emergency Management Services system.

March 17, 2010
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Domestic Violence Victims, Law Enforcement Officials and Advocates Join Senator Schneiderman To Support Strangulation Prevention Act

Domestic violence victims, law enforcement officials, legislators and advocates joined Senator Eric T. Schneiderman at a press conference today to announce support for the Strangulation Prevention Act of 2010.

March 16, 2010
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Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky Present Funding for Operation SNUG

New Justice Conflict Resolution Services Receives $500,000 for the Prevention of Youth Gun Violence

March 12, 2010
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Senator David J. Valesky and Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Present Funding for Operation SNUG

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced that New Justice Conflict Resolution Services of Syracuse will be the administering organization for Syracuse’s Operation SNUG, that will help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups engage in innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

March 12, 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, March 15, 2010 Room 612 LOB

March 15, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS TO UPDATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored to improve the sex offender registry has passed the Senate.  The measure would include any violation of registration requirements as part of the offense description provided under Megan’s Law.

March 9, 2010
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Public Hearing: Parole Supervision: Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions for Parolees

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and CorrectionChair: Senator Ruth Hassell-ThompsonPublic Hearing: Parole Supervision: Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions for ParoleesPlace: State Capitol Building, Room 124, Albany, New YorkTime: 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Jackie Jenkins-Cox (518) 455-2061Media Contact: Marianne Reilly (518) 455-2061ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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MORE ANTI-AUTO THEFT “BAIT CARS” HIT BRONX STREETS

 

Senator Klein presents a 125K grant to the Bronx District Attorney to expand Anti-Auto Theft “Bait Car” operations

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 5th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $125,000 grant to Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson to fund the expansion of the Bronx Anti-Auto Theft “Bait Car” Program.

March 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON POSSIBLE 9/11 TRIAL REVERSAL

“I want to thank the many people who joined my on-line petition to move the 9/11 terror trials out of New York and to have the terrorists tried by a military tribunal. 

March 5, 2010
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson,Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Correction calls for Public Hearings on Policies of the Division of State Parole


Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections today announced that she will convene a public hearing on the issues raised in the case of Howard Tucker, a 37-year-old parolee released by the Division of Parole who was shot to death by Albany police on February 16th following a traffic stop.

 

March 5, 2010
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