Malcolm A. Smith's posts related to Crime

SENATOR MALCOLM A SMITH, CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN MCCARTHY AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN FLOYD FLAKE JOIN FORCES WITH COMMUNITY AND CIVIC LEADERS AFTER RASH OF SHOOTINGS IN QUEENS

Angry local residents rally to take guns off the street after shootings in Queens and Arizona

 

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Don't Shoot N.Y. Press Conference

The Don't Shoot N.Y. Press Conference was held to announce the Don't Shoot N.Y. March and Rally taking place on Sunday, February 27th in NYC.

SENATORS MALCOLM A. SMITH, NEIL D. BRESLIN AND THE REV. AL SHARPTON JOIN FORCES WITH COMMUNITY AND CIVIC LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE OPERATION SNUG “DON’T SHOOT NEW YORK” ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY

 (Albany, NY)- New York State Senators Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans) and Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) were joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton to stand with community and civic leaders to announce the “Don’t Shoot New York” anti-violence march and rally to be held in New York City on February 27th.

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH

"I would like to applaud Commissioner Ray Kelly and the NYPD for focusing their attention and resources on reducing shootings and homicides City-wide. Their hard work paid off as crimes of that nature are down nearly 21% compared to this time last year.

The decrease in crime can also be attributed to programs like Operation SNUG and the Gun Buy-Back Program. It is imperative that we continue to fund programs such as these and continue to rid our streets of illegal guns.  For every gun that is turned in, another life is being saved. For every SNUG Program that is funded, another young person is being saved from the streets. "

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SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH ADVOCATES FOR NATIONAL FUNDING FOR CEASEFIRE MODEL

  WASHINGTON-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith is in Washington, D.C. today fighting for federal funds for violence prevention programs modeled after CeaseFire Chicago. This visit is crucial, as it is National Crime Victims Rights Week.  “It was particularly important for me to come to Washington to fight for funding for a program that I truly believe in. The only way to combat crime is to tackle it head-on. We cannot do that without the proper funding. I secured USD $4 million in critical funding through a Legislative initiative in the 2009-2010 State Budget, with a re-appropriation of the original allocation in the FY 2011-2012 State Budget, for Operation SNUG. That, however, is not sufficient.

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