Issues: Crime

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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New York State Senator John Sampson is Hosting An Emergency Community Forum

It's time to take Action!  We want the Illegal guns out of our Community.  Senator John L. Sampson is urging the community to come out in unity as he addresses the ongoing gun violence that is plaguing our neighborhood.  Let's come together and be heard.

March 30, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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March 13, 2009
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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Important Information to Protect You and Your Family Dear New Yorker:Identity theft, the fastest growing white-collar crime in the nation, is a felony in New York State thanks to a law passed in 2002. Those who commit the crime of identity theft can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The measure also makes identity theft victims eligible for restitution and gives them the right to sue in civil court for damages done to their credit ratings. This past session, I was pleased to support another measure to further combat identity theft.

February 17, 2006
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