Issues: Police

SENATE AG CHAIR RITCHIE TOURS IRENE-DAMAGED FARMS

Devastation is ‘numbing,’ says Ag Committee Chair

September 7, 2011
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New York State Senate Remembering 9-11

Sunday, September 11th will mark the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our state and country in 2001. Throughout the week and weekend, a number of community events and remembrances will take place to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The events on this page have been submitted to Senator Robach's office and are open to the public. If you know of an event around the district that is not listed on this page, please contact the office by emailing the information to robach@nysenate.gov.

September 6, 2011
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Senator Klein's FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION BBQ

 

Even after 10 years, the memory of the sacrifices made our first responders on Sept. 11 remains fresh in our minds. However, it's every day that these brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our neighborhoods and our loved ones. This picnic is one small way to say thank you for the work, the dedication and the courage they show each and every day.

September 10, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Gianaris visits Newcomers High School Evacuation Center.

Senator Gianaris joined Mayor Bloomberg to visit Newcomers High School Evacuation Center in Long Island City in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

August 29, 2011
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Klein Secures, Delivers, Supplies In Preparation for Hurricane Irene

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), secured and today delivered much needed supplies to vulnerable communities and organizations throughout his district.

The supplies, which included sandbags to help hold back potential flood waters, as well as sleeping bags and water, were donated by Bronx and Westchester businesses.

August 27, 2011
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Northern Manhattan Elected Officials Call for Swift and Thorough Inquiry into Alleged Rape of Local Woman by Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Any Additional Victims are Asked to Come Forward

 (New York, NY) – Following disturbing allegations that a Northern Manhattan woman was raped by an off-duty NYPD officer, Senator Adriano Espaillat, who serves the community where the alleged rape took place, called for a swift and thorough investigation and appealed for any additional victims or witnesses to come forward. He was joined by other local elected officials including Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Councilmember Robert Jackson, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

August 19, 2011
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August 2, 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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WFUV: Sen. Espaillat calls on community to maintain order in preparation of the Dominican Day Parade

Every year thousands of New Yorkers attend the annual Dominican Day Parade in Midtown West.

By Claudia Morell Friday, August 12, 2011 - 3:49pm

As the city prepares for the annual Dominican Day Parade on Sunday, lawmakers are urging parade-goers to keep celebrations tame.

August 12, 2011
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NY1 News: Sen. Espaillat and law enforcement officials call for cooperation ahead of the Dominican Day parade

Officials Issue Warning Ahead Of Dominican Day Parade

Police and elected leaders are issuing a warning to revelers ahead of this weekend's Dominican Day Parade, saying the law will be enforced.

They say last year celebrations turned violent in Washington Heights.

"Thousands primarily of young people, many of them consuming illegal nutcracker, and some of them threw bottles at police officers. There were some arrests. And we're getting ahead of the curve. And we're saying this year, it will not be tolerated," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat.

August 12, 2011
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Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Call for Cooperation in Maintaining Law and Order During Upcoming Dominican Day Parade

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by fellow elected officials and local law enforcement representatives in calling for cooperation from the Northern Manhattan community in maintaining law and order following the upcoming Dominican Day Parade.

August 12, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO RENAME BRIDGE AFTER FALLEN NASSAU POLICE OFFICER

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation he sponsors to rename a bridge after fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano.    “Michael Califano, like all police officers, put himself in harm’s way to keep us safe every single day. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made in the line of duty. Renaming this bridge in Officer Califano’s honor will ensure that his heroism, sacrifice, and devoted service will always be remembered,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

August 4, 2011
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Texting while driving ban shows the power of grassroots advocacy; Bee News Guest Column

Originally published July 28, 2011, Bee News Group  New York State has taken an important step forward in our fight against distracted driving.

August 1, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR DAVID J. VALESKY ON GOVERNOR SIGNING MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT ALERT SYSTEM INTO LAW

I am very pleased that Governor Cuomo has signed this bill into law. It is a fact that the longer vulnerable adults are missing, the more likely they are to be injured or killed. This law, which many of us have worked on for years, will enable families and law enforcement to get the word out about missing people faster, and therefore increase the likelihood of finding them unharmed.

July 25, 2011
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SENATOR VALESKY CO-SPONSORS PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is the co-sponsor of newly introduced legislation that would strengthen penalties for harming or killing a child and for obstructing law enforcement in investigations of those cases.

“As a father and a legislator, I am fully in support of legislation that protects children and punishes those who harm them. We’ve seen too many cases locally and nationally where egregious offenses have been committed against children with insufficient penalties. This legislation gives law enforcement the tools they need to appropriately charge and prosecute anyone who abuses or kills a child.”

July 22, 2011
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114th Precinct Cops Honored, Hidden Auto Compartments Outlawed

Queens Gazette wrote about the passage of Senator Gianaris' concealed vehicular compartment legislation, sponsored in the Assembly by Aravella Simotas. Senator Gianaris and Assemblymember Simotas announced the bill's passage at the 114th Precinct Community Council meeting.

Police Officers Peter Predescu and Mubashir Tohfafarosh were honored as Cops of the Month at the June 28 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council.

July 6, 2011
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NY Daily News: Sen. Espaillat and Upper Manhattan Elected Officials Call for More Police In Parks

More Police Needed to Keep Upper Manhattan Residents Safe After Rash of Sexual Attacks

By Albor Ruiz

June 15, 2011

These days a walk in the park is no walk in the park for residents of northern Manhattan, especially women.

In what seems like a throwback to the bad old days, violent crime has made a comeback, spreading fear in the Washington Heights and Inwood communities.

Three sexual assaults took place in as many days in the area, last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two of the women were attacked in the Bennett Ave. area, a short distance from the 34th Precinct stationhouse. The third was assaulted in Inwood Hill Park, where three other women have also been victims of sexual predators in the last 16 months.

Residents are rightfully alarmed and, along with elected officials, have mobilized to combat this crime wave in which women have become the targets of choice. They are calling on the NYPD to do whatever it takes to restore safety to their community.

"We will not simply sit back and watch crime return to northern Manhattan," said state Senator Adriano Espaillat.

June 17, 2011
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