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Senator Adams Joins NY Jets Special Teams Coach and former Coast Guard Member Kevin O'Dea to Highlight Veterans Initiatives

Senator Adams, Chair of the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, salutes our military veterans.  He is joined by Coca-Cola Enterprises, Time Warner Cable, and NY Jets Special Teams Coach and former Coast Guard member Kevin O’Dea in highlighting programs designed to ease the return of veterans to their homes.

June 14, 2009
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Senator Adams Expresses Grief Following Shooting at the Holocaust Museum in D.C.

NYS Senator Eric Adams expresses shock and grief following the hateful and deadly attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC today.  Senator Adams' thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the brave security guard, Stephen Tyrone Johns, whose heroism and sacrifice will never be forgotten. 

June 11, 2009
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Holds Press Conference at Site of Shooting Death of Police Officer Omar Edwards to Display Two vehicles Equipped with New Technology to Allow 360 Degree Panoramic recording of All Police Incidents

NYS Senator Eric Adams responds to the shooting death of Officer Omar Edwards in East Harlem.  He will be joined by Protect-All Security Products to demonstrate two vehicles equipped with new technology that makes a panoramic 360 degree recording to chronicle episodes involving the police.  The system can be installed in police patrol cars to record all activity surrounding the entire vehicle.     

June 9, 2009
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State Senator Calls for Cameras in NYPD Cars

NEW YORK (1010 WINS)  -- A New York State Senator called for the installation of video surveillance cameras in NYPD police cars.

1010 WINS AUDIO: Glenn Schuck reports - CLICK HERE!

June 9, 2009
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Sen Adams Writes NY Daily News Op-Ed

After the NYPD Edwards shooting, let's untangle the complex ways race shades cops' decisions.  CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE OPINION PIECE WRITTEN BY NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS. (June 5, 2009)

June 5, 2009
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NPR Story: Fatal Shooting Rocks NYPD, Ignites Race Debate

Investigators in New York continue to probe into the shooting death of police officer Omar Edwards by fellow officer Andrew Dunton last week. Edwards, an African-American who was off-duty at the time, was pursuing a suspected car thief when Dunton, who is white, fired fatal shots at Edwards.

CLICK HERE FOR STORY AND AUDIO

June 2, 2009
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Senator Adams' Newsletter June 1 - 14, 2009

CLICK BELOW for the latest Newsletter from NYS Senator Eric Adams!  Click on the PDF!

May 31, 2009
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Senator Adams on ABC7's Up Close with Diana Williams

Click here for the entire segment - Senator Adams discusses the politics and reactions of the city and schools to the H1N1 flu.

May 24, 2009
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Senators Adams and Schneiderman Author Op-Ed on Military Commissions

Click here for Senators Adams and Schneiderman Op-Ed on Military Commissions

 

"It is time to move on from this failed experiment. And while President Obama’s proposal represents an improvement over the current military commission system, it’s still no substitute for the U.S. federal courts."

May 21, 2009
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Senator Adams Commends the Outstanding Work of Law Enforcement in Foiling the Plot Against the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Stewart Air National Guard Base

“Thwarting this heinous plot helps safeguard the most basic rights of all Americans, those of life, liberty, and freedom of worship.  We are a people proud of our ideals.  We hold them high for all the world to see.  Today, the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI, NYPD, and NY State Police is to be lauded for defending our homeland security.”

May 21, 2009
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Sen Adams Calls on Mayor Bloomberg to Close Public Schools to Stem the Possible Spread of the H1N1 Virus

NYS Senators Eric Adams, Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and Hiram Monserrate call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to close NYC public schools on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the H1N1 virus that has caused such great concern over the past month.  This creates a 5-day window to insure a safe environment and inform parents about prevention techniques, both designed to stem any possible spread of the H1N1 virus.

May 20, 2009
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Senator Adams Sponsors Resolution for "Day of Remembrance" for NYS Police Who Risk Their Lives

NYS Senator Eric Adams will introduce/sponsor a resolution to designate Tuesday May 19, 2009 as a Day of Remembrance in honor of New York State Police. 

May 18, 2009
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NY Times: California Voters Consider Limiting Raises for Lawmakers

California Voters Consider Limiting Raises for Lawmakers

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYEOn Tuesday, voters in California are likely to do what many citizens all over the country would probably love to do: put the brakes on pay increases for elected state officials...

......In New York, State Senator Eric Adams, a Democrat from Brooklyn, said he liked the idea of limiting pay raises during deficits,...

 

May 18, 2009
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Craigslist Announces Plan to Eliminate "Erotic Services" as Senator Adams Pursues Legislation to Combat Internet Criminal Activity

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS PURSUES LEGISLATION IN RESPONSE TO THE “CRAIGSLIST KILLER” AND OTHER INTERNET CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.  CRAIGSLIST ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ELIMINATE “EROTIC SERVICES” AND PRE-SCREEN “ADULT SERVICES” SUBMISSIONS.

May 15, 2009
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SENATORS LAUNCH PUSH FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “New York State government has had power over New York City rent laws since 1971. This had resulted in a dramatic weakening of rent regulations. In 1997, for example, Republican Governor George Pataki and a Republican-controlled State Senate capitulated to heavy landlord lobbying and campaign contributions and enacted vacancy decontrol, a method used to deregulate rent stabilized apartments. Tens of thousands of affordable rent regulated apartments have become expensive market rentals.

May 12, 2009
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Horseraceinsider.com: Racing’s Problems the Same All Over (5/8/09)

"...Fortunately, elected officials from many counties around New York State attended the Gaming and Wagering meeting and most had vested interests in racing’s well being and didn’t appreciate Medenica’s remarks.

The Racing and Wagering Committee is chaired by Sen. Eric Adams, who apparently gets it about racing’s contributions to the state. He doesn’t believe any one segment of the gaming industry brings down another..." (Written by John Pricci)

May 12, 2009
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Senator Adams Confronts Internet Criminals

“Legislators have a responsibility to enact measures that enable law enforcement officials to pursue aggressively the predators who abuse cyberspace, and I am introducing S.5402 to help safeguard the citizens of the State of New York.”

May 6, 2009
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NYS Senator Adams Confronts Internet Criminals

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS INTRODUCES LEGISLATION IN RESPONSE TO THE "CRAIGSLIST KILLER" AND OTHER INTERNET CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams introduces a bill to combat "Internet Related Crimes", transgressions involving persons who commit or abet the commission of a crime facilitated by communicating with the victim of such offenses over the Internet. The legislation significantly increases criminal penalties for Internet predators.

May 5, 2009
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Important Contact Numbers and Information

NYS Senator Eric Adams Presents Important Phone Numbers and Contact Information for our District

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CLICK HERE: Important Contact Numbers and Information

April 20, 2009
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security, Military Affairs: 3-17-09

Meeting of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, convened a meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009.  This was the third occasion the Committee has met.  Chairman Adams placed three bills on the agenda:

March 31, 2009
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