Issues: Crime

Senator Valesky hosts Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of Senate Codes Committee, in Central New York

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—In a continuing effort to bring Central New York-specific issues to the forefront of the New York State Senate, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) hosted Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, for a day of events in Madison and Onondaga counties.   “The Senate Codes Committee deals with law enforcement and criminal justice related legislation, which impact communities and constituents across Central New York,” said Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate.

August 13, 2009
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Senate Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Modernizing New York Court System

 

New Yorkers will now have an easier time accessing and filing court papers online thanks to legislation passed by the New York State Senate.  The bill, S. 6003 (Schneiderman), which was strongly supported by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), takes full advantage of new technologies to create a fairer, more efficient, and cost effective judicial system.

August 12, 2009
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Letter to President Barack Obama: Gun Violence in Urban Communities

July 9, 2009

The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of The United States of America The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC  20500       

Dear Mr. President:

File: 
Letter_to_President_Obama_Re_Gun_Violence.pdf

July 10, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today announced the creation of a new Special Legislative Task Force on Fixing the Broken New York State Juvenile Justice System.

June 24, 2009
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Rockefeller Drug Law Mistake?

You might recall that the 2009-2010 New York State budget included broad and controversial provisions to ease the 1970's-era Rockefeller drug laws.

While this action was taken despite my strong opposition and against the better judgement of many of my legislative colleagues, a new problem has surfaced and it's an issue that's going to get plenty of attention throughout the week ahead.

June 1, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG SPONSORS BILL TO REPEAL NEW LAWS GIVING DRUG DEALERS GREATER PROTECTIONS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced she is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by changes to the state’s drug laws enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

May 27, 2009
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Sen. Foley's Legislation to Allow Suffolk Police to Continue Highway Patrols

Surcharge on traffic violators will generate revenue necessary to put SCPD back on the L.I.E and Sunrise Highway

May 26, 2009
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Sen. Foley Kicks-Off Major Anti-Gun/Gang Initiative

Foley is joined by community activists, clergy, and law enforcement officials in unveiling “Operation SNUG” in Central Islip

May 23, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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You’ve Got Mail: There’s a Sex Offender in the Neighborhood

Klein Urges State to Convert Existing Technology into Instant E-mail Alert Registry for Sex Offenders

Release Top Ten NYC Zip Codes with Sex Offenders

3,428 Sex Offenders Living in NYC

May 10, 2009
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New York Post: FEW DWI DRIVERS GET JAIL

By REUVEN BLAU and JAMES FANELLI

May 3, 2009 --

The numbers are enough to drive someone to drink.

Nearly 10,000 drunken-driving arrests were made in the city last year, yet of the more than 6,000 cases that have gone through courts, only 187 offenders landed behind bars, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

May 8, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES USE OF IGNITION INTERLOCKS TO STOP DWI & SAVE LIVES

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg joined today with the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and District Attorneys Kathleen M.

May 5, 2009
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Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Queens Gazette

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan last Wednesday joined with state Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Michael Cusick to announce efforts to strengthen state laws protecting crews in active work zones, marking the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

April 29, 2009
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Senate Launches New Initiative to Cut Illegal Guns

Operation SNUG to Aid in Ending Violence in Eight Communities Across State

(Albany, NY) – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, the State Senate will announce a new initiative, Operation SNUG, to help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups deploy innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

April 29, 12:45 PM - 12:45 PM
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Funding Secured in Budget For Violence Prevention Program

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that the Senate has launched a new program designed to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues our communities.

“Since the beginning of the year, in Yonkers alone, there have been over twenty incidents of gun violence,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District). “Gun and gang violence is on the rise and aggressively addressing this issue through prevention efforts is in everyone’s best interest.”

April 28, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Bill Requiring Handgun License Renewals Every Five Years

Proposal Would Reform New York’s Dangerous Lifetime Permit System

April 23, 2009
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