NYS Senator Eric Adams today attended the signing into law of his legislation terminating the “Stop, Question, Frisk” Database of the INNOCENT.
Senator Adams states: “Governor Paterson today signed into law my bill S.7945A, legislation prohibiting an electronic database that retains the personal information of individuals who are stopped and questioned (and perhaps frisked) by police but released immediately without being charged with a crime or a violation.
“My legislation does not prohibit the use of “stop, question, frisk,” but it does end the practice in which the NYPD stores in a computer database the personal information of the INNOCENT.
On Friday, April 8, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams joined the parents of slain NYPD Detective Russel Timoshenko to announce the second annual Bridging the Gap Basketball Scholarship Tournament in memory of slain NYPD Detective Russel Timoshenko. The tournament, was hosted by the Student Government Association in collaboration with the 71st Precinct Detectives Unit. The money raised will benefit the Detective Russel Timoshenko Scholarship Fund for tuition assistance to Medgar Evers College students.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, September 26th, 2011
" NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's plan to modify NYC's current marijuana arrest policy is definitely a step in the right direction. A way to strengthen the new policy would be to seal the records of young people who were arrested under the former policy. "
Posted by Eric Adams on Friday, November 4th, 2011
On Tuesday, November 3, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Councilmember Letitia James and Councilmember Jumaane Williams call on Mayor Bloomberg to appoint an independent commission to investigate systemic corruption in the NYPD.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, November 14th, 2011
On Thursday, November 10, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Richard Aborn of the Citizens Crime Commission and Len Levitt, a police reporter who writes for the website NYPD Confidential, discussed whether the New York City Police Department needs more oversight with Inside City Hall's host, Errol Louis.
Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Today, Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the members of Brooklyn's 67th Precinct Clergy Council, nicknamed "The God Squad" The membership is comprised of local pastors and ministers who participate in activities that assist the community, advise on community concerns and support the personnel of the 67th Precinct. The 67th Precinct Clergy Council Crisis Team’s new initiative will dispatch 10-man teams in high crime areas to visit victims’ families, provide prayer and spiritual counsel, and help improve interactions between the community and law enforcement. This initiative will facilitate a beneficial working relationship between clergy, law enforcement and community.