This weekend, an openly gay man was shot to death after a confrontation in Greenwich Village Friday in what police commissioner Ray Kelly is calling a hate crime. According to New York state Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan, whose district includes Greenwich Village, the incident was at least the fifth instance of anti-gay violence in Manhattan this month.
Pickus: You’ve tracked this spate of what you see as discriminatory crime in recent weeks, and I’m wondering what you’re doing in your role as senator to combat that.
NEW YORK STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUM ON HATE CRIMES LAW
SUBJECT: Assessment of New York State’s Hate Crimes Law (Chapter 107, Laws of 2000)
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of New York State’s Hate Crimes Law, how state and local government agencies are implementing and enforcing the Law, and whether amendments should be considered to expand the data collection, statistical reporting, law enforcement training requirements and/or otherwise further the Law’s goals.
Posted by Laura Morrison on Thursday, June 20th, 2013
June 19, 2013 by Alissa FleckRash of anti-gay violence in the City prompts senate hearing to assess efficacy of hate crimes law and rehabilitative optionsFormer senator Tom Duane sat before elected officials and members of the community at a senate forum and talked about the time in 1983 when he was brutally beaten outside a bar because of his sexual orientation.“It was a matter of life or death,” said Duane. “A few weeks later I called the [District Attorney] and the police department which took the report and asked when the trial was and they told me it had been adjudicated—classified as a misdemeanor.”
New York, NY (August 23, 2013) – New York State Senator Brad Hoylman released the following statement about the death last night of a young transgender woman, who reportedly had been the victim of a brutal, bias-motivated attack:
Posted by Laura Morrison on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
August 26, 2013 : By Matthew DondiegoFollowing a series of anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered attacks, state Senator Brad Hoylman has released a report on New York's hate crime laws. The detailed report reveals anti-LGBT hate crimes have increased in each of the last three years and its author is urging fellow lawmakers to reform its handling of hate crimes and discriminatory attacks.
State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an executive order that would allow the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and, if necessary, prosecute cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police officers.“A local grand jury’s failure to bring an indictment after the tragic death of Eric Garner has highlighted serious flaws in our judicial process. An executive order appointing Attorney General Schneiderman as a special prosecutor in future criminal proceedings brought against police officers would help ensure independence and integrity in our criminal justice system. I wholeheartedly support it.”
Hoylman: “Survivors deserve their day in court. Plus, we must shine a light on abusers, some of whom still have contact with our kids.”
NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “Today, I filed a motion for committee consideration for the Child Victims Act in the Senate Codes Committee, which should force a committee vote on this legislation based on past Senate practice.
Hoylman: “This Hate Crime Strikes at the Heart of Chelsea”
NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “The viciousness of this attack, deemed a hate crime just this morning by the NYPD, shocks the conscience.
“This hate crime has struck at the heart of Chelsea, home to so many members of the LGBT community. This incident is yet another example of the disturbing increase of bias crimes against LGBT people and religious and ethnic minorities across New York. We must employ every tool at our disposal to address the root causes and punish the perpetrators of hate crimes, which have no place in civil society.