Issues: Crime

October 21, 2009
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Senator Adams Hosts a Community Anti-Violence Meeting on October 19 and 20, 2009. Many constituents attended, participated and volunteered to start making a difference.

Here, Council Member Letitia James and Deputy Inspector John Cosgrove listen to the concerns of residents, many of whom will volunteer their time and expertise to assist the community.

October 20, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BONACIC: CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OR REMOVAL OF SENATOR MONSERRATE

“New York must have zero tolerance for domestic violence.  Now that Senator Monserrate has been convicted, the Senate must act to remove him.  Voters should not have to tolerate convicted criminals sitting in their Senate.

October 16, 2009
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DNA UPON ARREST: CATCHING MORE CRIMINALS ACROSS NYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Abby Ross

OCTOBER 13, 2009 Office: (718) 822-2049

Cell: (479) 283-3505

 

DNA UPON ARREST: CATCHING MORE CRIMINALS ACROSS NYS

 

Senator Klein and FOX’s “America’s Most Wanted” Host John Walsh propose legislation mandating DNA collection upon arrest in order to help solve nearly 30,000 unsolved crimes scenes in New York State

 

October 16, 2009
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Domestic Violence Awareness Day

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 9, 2009

Contact: Abby Ross – Office: (800) 718-2039, Cell: (479) 283-3505

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Klein Holds Domestic Violence Awareness Day, urging the Assembly to pass new legislation that would better protect Domestic Violence Victims and presents grants to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

NEW YORK- In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, today Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) held a Domestic Violence Awareness Day.

October 14, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF DANGEROUS NEW LAW

New York Daily News Dubs Change “Khadafy’s Law”

October 14, 2009
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Drug Dealers Protection Act Takes Hold

ONEONTA, 10/12/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) said today that thousands of drug felons are much closer to being set free and put back into our communities, as a result of drug law changes that senate Democrats pushed through as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

October 12, 2009
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Padavan Calls For Immediate Repeal of Law That Allows Convicted Murders, Rapists, Sex Criminals To Petition For Non-Terminal Medical Release

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for the immediate repeal of a dangerous new law that allows convicted murderers, rapists and sex criminals currently serving life sentences to seek non-terminal medical release and be freed from prison.

Democrats slipped the provision into the State Budget at the eleventh hour after negotiating the spending plan in unprecedented secrecy and behind closed doors. Senate Republicans sharply criticized the change and voted against it during the floor debate on the budget, but Democrats rammed it through anyway.

October 8, 2009
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Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms Are In Effect

Today is a historic day for the state of New York as the Rockefeller drug law reforms finally go into effect. Now, the failed drug policies of the past are replaced with a smarter approach that will make our communities stronger and safer.

October 7, 2009
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Senator Valesky Joins Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in Announcing Arrests in CNY Narcotics Sweep

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today joined New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in the announcement of narcotics trafficking charges being filed against 24 individuals who are alleged to have been involved in drug distribution networks in and around Central New York.

September 29, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Visits Butler Correctional Facility

Senator Nozzolio recently met with the staff and administrators of the Butler Minimum Security Prison to celebrate the news that the Butler facility would not be closing on October 1st as originally planned.

Under New York State law that Senator Nozzolio authored and had enacted, the Department of Corrections cannot close a prison facility without a mandatory 12 month notification process and legislative oversight. Butler was one of seven facilities slated to close this October without the legally required 12 month notification process.

September 17, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's letter to Attorney General Cuomo re: Village of Patchogue

September 9, 2009Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341Dear Mr. Cuomo:  I am referring a matter to your attention for possible review and investigation. On Saturday, September 5, 2009, I participated in a demonstration in Patchogue, New York. This demonstration was organized after my review of a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and front page headlines about vandalism in the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion located in Patchogue.

September 9, 2009
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Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Saturday, September 5, 2009Patchogue, New York

This past Tuesday night, the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion was burglarized.  The criminals involved left a note on the altar of this church with anti-Hispanic comments.

This is not an isolated incident. 

While this church was being vandalized, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report that documents what is a serious problem in Patchogue, is a growing national problem. 

September 5, 2009
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Timber Theft in New York

August 31, 2009
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