Issues: Crime

SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NURSES FROM VIOLENCE

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D 

January 25, 2010
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Senate Acts To Protect Nurses From Violence

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D

January 25, 2010
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Senator Johnson, Assemblyman Weisenberg, DA Rice, Announce Legislation to Combat LI Heroin Epidemic

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, (D-Long Beach),  joined with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice  to announce tough new legislation to help combat the heroin epidemic on Long Island and hold drug dealers accountable for the deaths and destruction that they cause. 

January 24, 2010
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Alleged Police Brutality

I saw the video of Jonathan Baez crying out, helpless in handcuffs, his head smashed repeatedly into the pavement by someone who swore to protect us.

I applaud Commissioner Kelly’s swift decision to suspend those two officers without pay and to launch a full investigation, including looking at the supervising officers. I have always supported the police force, and will continue to do so. We need them in the Bronx.

But we don’t need them behaving like this. And let me be clear - most of them don’t. But we can’t have even one officer behave like this.

January 22, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Sen. Espada Led Bronx MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence

In tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. was joined by clergy representing all religions, students of schools and members of athletic teams throughout the Bronx, and borough community leaders and residents in a massive “MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence.” Before the parade, with pledge cards in hand, Sen. Espada asked the borough’s youth to sign on to an anti-gun/gang pledge to help end violence and hate/bias crimes among young people in the Bronx.

January 19, 2010
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January 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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SAVINO WOULD EXPEL DISGRACED SENATOR

Island lawmaker says Monserrate was more concerned with his future than woman's well-being
Friday, January 15, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- On the heels of a state Senate committee report yesterday calling for the expulsionor censure of a Democratic senator accused by some of domestic violence, state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/ Brooklyn) said she would vote to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate if party leaders brought the matter to the floor.

January 15, 2010
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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BONACIC: MONSERRATE SHOULD BE EXPELLED FROM SENATE

 

 

State Senator John Bonacic, today called for the Senate to vote to expel State Senator Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate.  Senator Bonacic said: 

January 14, 2010
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Operation Safe Southeast Queens

This meeting consists of representatives from Southeast Queens elected officials offices, local police precincts, the Queens District Attorney’s office, community and civic leaders, clergy and concerned citizens.

January 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Home For Christmas, Exoneree Endorses “Actual Innocence Act”

Fernando Bermudez Supports Schneiderman-Espaillat Bill To Help The Wrongfully Convicted

December 22, 2009
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Senator Alesi Helps to Pass Leandra's Law

As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger.  Senator Alesi was the sponsor of  New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.   

December 21, 2009
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AMBER Alert: America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response

The Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary partnership between TV and radio stations and law enforcement agencies to broadcast an urgent bulletin in child abduction cases.  Statistics show that a quick response is of the essence and one of the most crucial factors in finding a missing child.

You may have seen an Amber Alert on TV or heard one on the radio, but I wanted you to know that updates are also available via email and cell phone.  To register to receive updates please visit: http://amber.ny.gov/.

December 15, 2009
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December 14, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON VERDICT IN TRIAL OF FORMER SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOSEPH BRUNO

December 7, 2009:  “I feel neither vindication nor satisfaction with today’s verdict.   I said in 2006, and believe today, that Senator Bruno was not qualified to lead our Senate Republican conference given that he was the subject of an FBI investigation.  Today’s conviction affirms that position as a matter of law.  It is a clarion call for stronger, no

December 7, 2009
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Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.

December 4, 2009
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Operation Safe Southeast Queens

This meeting consists of representatives from Southeast Queens elected officials offices, local police precincts, the Queens District Attorney’s office, community and civic leaders, clergy and concerned citizens. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an open dialogue between law enforcement officials and concerned citizens to discuss ways to improve our community. Please join us!

December 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Officials talk about new laws strengthening sentences for drunk drivers and class A-I offenders

Two recently passed laws strengthen the penalty drunk drivers and class A-1 offenders can receive as a sentence.

November 20, 2009
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Leandra's Law - Tough New DWI Law Passed By Senate

ALBANY, 11/18/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced passage of Leandra’s Law creating felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car. 

November 18, 2009
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