Issues: Police

Protecting Newborns From Infanticide

Safe Abandonment Law Changed from 5 to 30 Days

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage in the Senate of His "Stop and Frisk" Bill

  NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7945, his legislation modifying NYC’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ law. The law would bar the NYPD from maintaining a database on hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers. Currently, the NYPD maintains a database of the names of stopped individuals, even when no charge is filed and no arrest is made!

June 24, 2010
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Senate Partners With Law Enforcement To Enact Smart Reform To “Stop & Frisk” Policy

Law relates to disposal of recordings in times of innocence

June 23, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of Three Bills That Empower Law Enforcement and Enhance the Safety of the Citizens of New York State

NYS Senator Adams introduced three bills whose passage now enhances the efficacy of law enforcement to serve and protect the citizens of New York State. 

June 17, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL REQUIRING MOTORISTS TO MOVE OVER FOR PARKED EMERGENCY VEHICLES

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), today announcedthat legislation (S.4647-B) he sponsored to protect law enforcement and emergency workers on the state’s highways has passed the New York State Senate.

      Named the "Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act," the legislation requires highway motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle whose emergency lights are flashing.

June 16, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of S6102A, His Peace Officer Training Bill, to Streamline Training Requirements for Peace Officers

NYS Senator Eric Adams’ bill S6102A is passed.  The legislation updates and modernizes the prior law (passed in 1980) to increase training standards for peace officers in New York State.

June 16, 2010
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NY Daily News: Adams, Jeffries Defend Stop-And-Frisk Bill

The NY Daily News Covers Senator Adams' press conference on a city-wide database:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/05/adams-jeffries-defend-stop-and.html

(Courtesy: NY Daily News, Celeste Katz)

June 9, 2010
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Senator Adams Decries Treatment of War Hero Cop by NYPD

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins U.S. Marine James Brower, In Uniform, to Stand Up to Underhanded Attempts To Decertify Him And Dismiss War Hero Cop

May 15, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI HONORS FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

5/11/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI HONORS FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today paid solemn tribute to New York’s fallen police officers at the annual Police Officers Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony in Albany which honors the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty.

May 11, 2010
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Ulster County Police Chiefs Association Annual Police Awards Dinner 2010

On Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Ulster County Police Chiefs Association Annual Police Awards Dinner at the Hillside Manor, Kingston to pay tribute to law enforcement and citizen honorees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to their community.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the NYSP Ellenville BCI, recipients of the Meritorious Police Service Award - Investigation.

May 7, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Majority Conference Colleagues to Reform the Position of State Police Superintendent

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Majority Conference Colleagues to Reform the Position of State Police Superintendent

NYS Senator Eric Adams and Colleagues to Remove Politics from Appointment Process and Job Performance of State Police Superintendent, Mandating Independence and Accountability

March 17, 2010
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Removing Politics From The Role Of The State Police Superintendent, Mandating Accountability And Independence

To crack down on the dangerous misuse of the State Police force, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) unveiled sweeping reforms (S.7104/A.TBD) to the process by which the Superintendent of the State Police is nominated, confirmed, and carries out the responsibilities of the office. The legislation will require greater accountability, independence, and transparency in the operation of the State Police. 

March 17, 2010
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NY1 News: Political Interference Bill Proposed In Wake Of Paterson Scandal (Feb 28)

From NY1:

http://www.ny1.com/1-all-boroughs-news-content/top_stories/114420/political-interference-bill-proposed-in-wake-of-paterson-scandal

On the heels of the recent scandal involving Governor Paterson and the State Police, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Senator Eric Adams proposed Sunday a new bill they say will help keep law enforcement officials in line.

March 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents That Feb. 12th Is "Blue Friday"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady)  welcomed law enforcement officials and staff from WGNA radio station to the Senate today for passage of his resolution recognizing as February 12th to be "Blue Friday" in New York State.

"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

February 24, 2010
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