Issues: Crime

SENATORS MALCOLM A. SMITH, NEIL D. BRESLIN AND THE REV. AL SHARPTON JOIN FORCES WITH COMMUNITY AND CIVIC LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE OPERATION SNUG “DON’T SHOOT NEW YORK” ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY

 (Albany, NY)- New York State Senators Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans) and Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) were joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton to stand with community and civic leaders to announce the “Don’t Shoot New York” anti-violence march and rally to be held in New York City on February 27th.

February 22, 2011
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Don't Shoot N.Y. Press Conference

The Don't Shoot N.Y. Press Conference was held to announce the Don't Shoot N.Y. March and Rally taking place on Sunday, February 27th in NYC.

February 22, 2011
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2/19/2011: Operation SNUG Seminar

During the Stop the Violence event hosted by SNUG on February 19, 2011, many were present to show support for the group’s effort. New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) was among those present to show her appreciation and gratitude for the group’s efforts in removing guns from high crime areas. She also thanked them for their endless campaign to educate the public about guns, gangs and violence. Senator Huntley continues to support SNUG and their valiant mission to end violence from neighborhoods and communities around New York.

February 19, 2011
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Senator Martins Supports Anti-Crime Bills

Senator Jack M. Martins voted in the New York State Senate today to pass a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and supported by Senator Martins, would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 18, 2011
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Senator Serrano Addresses Officers During 25th Precinct Roll Call

Senator José M. Serrano today attended the 25th Precinct 3 PM Roll Call, where he had the opportunity to meet and address the NYPD officers serving the community of East Harlem.“I was very grateful for the opportunity to be present during the roll call and to show my support for the Officers of the 25th Precinct, who day in and day out put their safety on the line for the benefit of our neighborhood. I look forward to continuing to work with the Police Department and other local organizations on devising solutions to eliminate the violence that has been plaguing our community during recent months.”

February 17, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES FOR ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses

February 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 16, 2011
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Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

By: Tina MooreDaily News Staff Writer Elected officials want an emergency meeting with Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea in response to a Daily News report on a crime spike in public housing.

"We believe there is much more crime than has been revealed," Harlem state Sen. Bill Perkins said yesterday.

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February 15, 2011
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Senate Passes Anti-Crime Bills

The New York State Senate recently passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and  child pornography.

In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 15, 2011
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Senate passes anti-crime bills

The New York State Senate yesterday passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME BILLS

            The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and  child pornography.  In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

February 14, 2011
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Senate Passes Anti-Crime Bills

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and  child pornography.  In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.            Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 14, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Helps Pass Legislation To Protect State’s Youth

Senator instrumental in passing bills to heighten protections for child witnesses and children suffering from sexual abuse

 

February 14, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Go After Child Sex-Abusers

Griffo-Sponsored Harsher Penalty Bill for Child Sex-Abusers Passes Senate

 (Albany) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) reported that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to strengthen the penalties for those adults who are convicted of the sexual abuse of a child.

Senate bill 1882 amends current criminal provisions to allow for a person to be found guilty of sexual abuse in the 1st degree when the abuser is at least twenty-one years old and the victim is less than thirteen years old.

February 9, 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 11:00 AM, Monday, January 31, 2011 124 CAP 

January 31, 11:00 AM - 11:24 AM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Public Protection"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Public Protection.

February 9, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams & Fully Persuaded For Children and Families Announce A Citywide Multimedia Rollout To Focus On Methods To Combat Gun Violence

NYS Senator Eric Adams,  joined by non-violence advocacy groups, launched a citywide multimedia initiative to call for an end to gun violence. Using billboards posted throughout the city and an informational YouTube video, Senator Adams calls on parents to monitor their children’s behavior and engage in meaningful dialogue about the dangers of firearms.   

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our society; it is a plague, and we must dedicate ourselves to its eradication. We must use both education and legislation to combat the deadly consequences of weapons-related crimes.

January 30, 2011
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