"As public officials, we welcome the mocking and joking performers provide for levity but the performance mocking Governor David Paterson’s blindness on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update sketch went too far.
This callous form of humor showed the height of disrespect for our esteemed governor and this type of humor should not be tolerated. We should never accept the mocking of people with disabilities as an excuse for humor. There’s nothing comical about a handicap of any sort.
TO HOLD A TOWN HALL FORUM TO DISCUSS RE-ENTRY INTO THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS
NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) hosts a community forum with Kings County DA Charles Hynes and the CHCMC to explore re-entry programs for previously incarcerated persons. Under the auspices of ComALERT (Community And Law Enforcement Resources Together), a program engineered to function as a bridge between the community and formerly incarcerated individuals, returning persons can make a successful transition from prison to community.
On Tuesday, November 25, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, elected officials, Gene Russianoff of NYPIRG’s Straphangers Campaign, and Christopher Greif, a transit user with disabilities, denounced the latest proposed MTA fare hikes and service cutbacks that impact Brooklyn neighborhoods, and proposed alternative revenue sources to close the MTA’s budget shortfall.
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to ask the US Attorney to direct a criminal investigation into retirement pension practices at the Long Island Rail Road. Senator Adams highlights a report in the New York Times indicating that former LIRR managers and employees seem to have abused the disability retirement system. The study reveals that since 2001 more than 90% of retirees over age 50 received disability pa
NYS Senator Eric Adams will be joined at a press conference by a group of a Brooklyn youths who raised $900 to reimburse 85-year-old Lillian France, a senior citizen who was choked into unconsciousness and robbed on August 14th in the elevator of 1015 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn. The entire crime was captured on closed-circuit cameras and broadcast throughout the city. Although the suspect was apprehended, Ms.
New YorkState Senator Eric Adams (D) Brooklyn, will hold a press conference with a group of Brooklyn youths who raised $900.00 dollars that they will give to 85-year-old Mrs. ###. Mrs. France was the victim of a vicious robbery while she was riding an elevator in her building . The person guilty of the crime choked Mrs. France until she fell unconscious. He then stole $900.00 dollars from her. The entire robbery was caught on tape and broadcasted throughout the city. Although the suspect was subsequently arrestd, Mrs.
NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel will hold a press conference with the victims of a six-alarm fire in Brooklyn that left sixty-four families homeless. Residents of the evacuated building have stated that their previous warnings on safety violations were ignored. Senator Adams will call on the NYC Fire Department to release the results of its investigation into the cause of the blaze to determine if criminal actions were involved.
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer will hold a Fathers Day press conference with mothers who have delivered “stillborn” babies. At the press conference, the legislators and family members will urge passage of a bill directing the Department of Health to establish a new “certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth” (CBRS).
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel and a representative of the company that supplies the NYPD with the newly-issued tasers that sergeants and lieutenants will be carrying. At the press conference, Senator Adams will display the advanced technology that allows a camera to be installed on a taser to automatically provide video/audio documentation each time the weapon is drawn from its holster.
AN EMERGENCY HOT WEATHER STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT IS FAR MORE COMPREHENSIVE THAN COMMON ASPCA GUIDELINES FOR PETS
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) joins civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to urge the Department of Education to institute an emergency “Hot Weather Procedure” policy that will take effect whenever the temperature reaches 99 degrees or higher. Senator Adams and Attorney Siegel will recommend emergency procedures that the DOE should implement when the weather reaches unseasonably high temperatures.
Offers tips that every driver can use to conserve gas
Albany—State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today urged New Yorkers to prepare for summer by looking for ways to conserve energy and use less gas. To help constituents understand the many small steps that can lead to big savings, Senator Adams has put together a collection of tips on how every driver can get away with spending less at the pump.
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with a former Bronx prosecutor and with the inventor of “PistolCam,” a high-tech innovation that mounts a small camera on the front of any 9mm weapon or long gun to automatically provide video/audio documentation each time the weapon is drawn from its holster. After the press conference Senator Adams and the inventor will demonstrate how the device operates by performing a simulated search of an empty office for an armed criminal.
Senators Adams, Dilan, Montgomery, Parker, Sampson, and Savino, all members of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, will provide Brooklyn homeowners with some assistance in preventing foreclosures. An initiative called “Operation Protect Your Home,” a cooperative undertaking between officials in federal, state, and city government and lending institutions will host a forum to provide counseling on methods of avoiding mortgage foreclosure.