Issues: Crime

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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Strengthen Domestic Violence Laws

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 out of every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and there are more than 400,000 domestic violence incidents in New York state each year.  In addition, fifty percent of all women murdered in New York State are killed as a result of domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections 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 4, 2010
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March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill To Make Communities Safer from Sexual Predators

Today, the New York State Senate voted to make our communities safer by passing Senate Bill 2923 which would require the Division of Criminal Justice Services to update sex offender information to victims, their families and the community if an offender is in violation of registration requirements. 

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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KLEIN CLEANS GRAFFITI ON BRONX CHURCH

NEW YORK- On Saturday, February 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) helped clean-up graffiti on the rectory wall of Saint Francis Xavier Church in Morris Park.

 

Saint Francis Xavier Pastor Father Matthew Fiore reached out to Senator Klein's office after finding the graffiti on the rectory wall on the first floor of the church on the morning of Friday, February 19, 2010. As part of Klein’s graffiti clean-up program, the Senator sent over a crew and even sprayed down some of the graffiti himself within 24 hours of the Pastor contacting his office.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Saland Introduces Legislation Barring Convicted Sex Offenders from Working As Building Superintendents or Managers

Level 3 Sex Offender Superintendent Who Had Keys to Over 50 Apartments

 Spurs Call for Proposed Law

February 22, 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, February 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Padavan Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Sex Offenders From Working With Children

In the wake of a Fox 5 NYC exclusive story revealing that Edwin Rodriguez, a Level 2 sex offender was operating a karate school in Glendale, Queens and having close contact with young children every day, Senator Padavan has introduced state legislation (S.6851) to prohibit sex offenders from working or volunteering with children. 

February 17, 2010
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The Expulsion of Hiram Monserrate

    On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, the New York State Senate voted to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate. I was a member of the Select Ethics Committee established by the Senate to investigate the matter. The committee rendered its report on January 14, 2010. This report was based on exhaustive and deliberative review of hours of testimony, documents, and other evidence. The committee exercised due diligence in reaching its unanimous recommendations to the Senate to consider either sanction or expulsion. The Senate determined by a vote of 53-8 to expel Senator Monserrate.

February 10, 2010
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