On April 12, 2011, NY1 reported a major loophole in the IRS e-filing system which allows identity thieves to steal the income tax refunds of unsuspecting taxpayers. The current e-filing system only requires an individual to provide either a Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) as proof of identity. Unfortunately, many EIN numbers can be accessed online, affording Identity thieves the opportunity to illegally acquire an individual's EIN number, input false data, and electronically file tax returns even before unsuspecting taxpayers receive their W-2 forms.
On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.
NYS Senator Eric Adams announced that he will introduce a Bill to hold the owners and trainers of “fighting dogs” criminally responsible for any physical injury or death caused by their dangerous canine breeds.
Senator Adams’ statement: “The mauling death of a four-year-old child is a wake-up call that New York State must strengthen its dog fighting regulations. Although current law makes it illegal to possess or train ‘fighting dogs,’ it does not hold an owner or trainer directly responsible for injuries sustained in an attack by these dangerous animals.
In light of the trial of Casey Anthony, who failed to report the disappearance of her daughter Caylee Anthony for 31 days, Senator Eric Adams, who served in the New York Police Department for 22 years before retiring at the rank of Captain, has introduced legislation (Senate bill 5858) that would compel the reporting of the death or disappearance of a minor to law enforcement within 24 hours of such event.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, September 19th, 2011
Senator Adams joined other elected officials and concerned citizens in decrying the recent gun violence in our city, particular the senseless slaying of Denise Gray, an innocent bystander who was killed while sitting on her front stoop Labor Day weekend.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, September 26th, 2011
At a press conference held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Senator Adams, other elected officials and supporters stood by West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Yolanda Lezama-Clarke as she delivered the facts surrounding Labor Day weekend’s violence and this year's West Indian Day Parade.