In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, the Senate Majority announced a new initiative, Operation SNUG, that will provide local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups with innovative tools to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.
(Albany, NY) – The State Senate passed the FY2009-10 public protection budget today that includes many important reforms that will help our state and its public safety officers meet 21st Century needs. Most significant among these changes is the historic reform of the archaic, costly and ineffective Rockefeller Drug Laws. Among the reforms are a new commitment to drug treatment and the strengthening of penalties for drug kingpins and those who prey on children.
Eric with Congressman Jerry Nadler, Assemblyman Scott Stringer, Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, and Council Member Gale Brewer protesting housing code violations at The Dexter House on the Upper West Side.
Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (pictured), Council Member G. Oliver Koppell, Representative Eliot Engel, New York-Presbyterian University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Ambulatory Care Network and Senator Schneiderman co-sponsored clinics to provide hundreds of free flu shots to seniors and other vulnerable individuals in our community.