For more coverage on this story, view Fox 5, ABC 7, and PIX 11 news clips. Dramatizing that fighting crime is serious business, Sen. Adams, Assemblyman Karim Camara, black male Brooklynites, advocates and members of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) came together in suits & ties to stand against violence after tragic shooting of 1-yr-old Antiq Hennis.
SENATE PASSES ADAMS BILL TO PREVENT FINANCIAL CRIMES AGAINST BROOKLYN’S SENIORS
Bill would provide elderly with fraud safety net, create alert system to ID and prosecute schemes against seniors
(Brooklyn, NY – June 13, 2013) – The New York State Senate passed Senator Eric Adams’s bill (S. 5707) to prevent financial crimes against seniors Wednesday night, bringing Brooklyn one step closer to greatly improved fraud protections for its older population.
The bill would provide elderly consumers with a safety net when they are victimized, create an alert system so that evidence of fraud can be reported directly to law enforcement, and engage banks to identify and prevent financial schemes.
"Actions of horrific proportion besieged innocent theater goers in Aurora, Colorado, when 24-year-old gunman James Holmes unleashed a torrent of bullets, killing 12 and injuring 58 persons, the youngest of whom is three months old. My sincere condolences are extended to the families of those fatally wounded, and I also send my best wishes for both a physical and emotional recovery for those who were injured.
Senator Adams attended the Parkside Prize Award Ceremony and Reception and gave out awards to the winners of the Parkside Prize Competition. The Parkside Prize competition invited contestants to propose a new design for Parkside Avenue between Ocean and Flatbush Avenues, the eastern gateway to Prospect Park. The grand prize was awarded to In Cho, of the Brooklyn architecture studio ChoShields. Senator Adams states:
Senator Adams attended the Watchful Eye and Medgar Evers College Leadership Breakfast for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, for a discussion among clergy, elected officials and other leaders with the goal of re-energizing the leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. February 7, 2012 marked the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Senator Adams provided an encouraging message of inspiration to those in attendance.
Outraged members of the Kensington community stood up with Senator Eric Adams and City Councilmember Brad Lander in support of workers at a local supermarket who have been the victims of wage-theft and unfair treatment. Current and former employees have reported working for excessively long work weeks for less than minimum wage and harassment by store managers at the Golden Farm Supermarket. Since December, neighborhood activists have collected more than 500 postcards from local Kensington residents in support of the workers and let their voices be heard at the rally in front of the Supermarket.
Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a panel discussion regarding the Stop, Question and Frisk procedure. Both legislators co-sponsored legislation in 2010 and provided their expertise and views about this issue.
After recent reported cases involving Department of Education employees molesting students, Senator Eric Adams gives parents tips on detecting signs of pedophilia
In response to the continuing investigations of child sex abuse cases at P.S. 243 in Brooklyn and P.S. 87 in Manhattan, Senator Adams hosted an emergency community meeting to provide parents with information about warning signs of child sex abuse.
The meeting was in response to the re-arrest of a Department of Education employee who reportedly filmed sexual acts performed on children while in the school building.
Former sex crime prosecutor Attorney Ama Dwimoh joined Senator Adams at this emergency meeting to share her expertise about child sex abuse cases.
Senator Adams, along with the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus have reached out to the Governor in opposition to the proposed budget language for bill A.9056/S.6256 (Part O) which would allow the Office of Mental Health to close the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, this bill recommends the elimination of the in-patient services of SUNY Downstate Hospital, an institution that has served the Flatbush community since 1967, relocating it to Long Island Hospital. Kingsboro Psychiatric Center is the only state-operated in-patient psychiatric center in Brooklyn. Closing it will deny mental health care services to hundreds of seriously and persistently mentally ill and their families. The pr