Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
On Thursday, September 22, Senator Adams visited several local community organizations that address anti-violence initiatives. Pictured above, Senator Adams meets with the team at Man Up, Inc., which specializes in conflict resolution on the streets via Cease Fire ENY BK, School/Neighborhood Watch, after school and summer programs, and other community programs. Below, the Senator visits wtih Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Crown Heights, an organization that works with a wide range of community partners, organizing BBQs, concerts, sporting events, rallies, and other events intended to strengthen our community and bring an end to gun violence.
On Wednesday, September 28th, Senator Adams, Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), Crown Heights Mediation Center and concerned community members gathered together at Brower Park and created a human chain of hands encircling the park as a gesture of community, unity and care. Senator Adams was one of the speakers to speak out against the recent shootings, and to stress the importance of making Brower Park as a safe space for all residents
Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
On Sunday, October 23, the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace offered martial arts self-defense classes in response to the recent sexual assaults that have occurred in the community. Senator Adams shared sexual assault safety tips and crime tips with everyone to ensure safety for themselves and the community. Invited experts engaged in dialogue on crime prevention, demonstrated self-defense techniques designed for women, and helped them make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.
Posted by Eric Adams on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
State Senator Eric Adams responds to the New York Post editorial on October 25, 2011 which said the death of an East New York mother from gunfire tragically proves why aggressive stop-and-frisk policies from the NYPD is needed. The Senator, a former police officer, disagrees. CLICK HERE to view video.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, November 14th, 2011
On Sunday, November 13, State Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel held a press conference and led a tolerance walk to denounce the anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, November 21st, 2011
Senator Adams was the guest speaker at a Community Action Meeting in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area, where he presented the Take Back Our Community (TBOC) initiative. Concerned community residents, including representatives from several block and civic associations, were in attendance and received information on taking action against the increased crime in their neighborhood.
Posted by Eric Adams on Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Senator Adams hosted a community safety meeting for the Prospect Lefferts Gardens community where representatives of Secure Watch 24 discussed how community residents can obtain security cameras for the community. In addition, Karl Cohen from the 71st Precinct Community Council introduced the Civilian Observation Patrol Program and recruited residents to be a part of the program.
Imagine that someone is following you, texting and e-mailing you, and you are afraid – you don’t feel safe. More than 3.4 million Americans a year are victims of stalking, a dangerous crime that can happen to anyone.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to mobilize against this dangerous crime. This year’s theme, “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.,” calls our nation to stop this crime by learning more about it. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact.