Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.
Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses
The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.
Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the Bay Ridge rape suspect:
“I commend 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez and the police officers who led the investigation which has led to the arrest of an individual charged with robbery and sexual assault of two women in our neighborhood on the night of Friday, February 25, 2011.
I know that the 68th Precinct focused their efforts on bringing swift justice in this case. Such criminal and heinous behavior has no place in our society. I know that all community residents are relieved to know that this predator is behind bars this morning and are grateful for the efforts of the New York City Police Department.”
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-22nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would protect our communities by providing prospective employers with the means to conduct accurate criminal background checks.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) andAssemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) todayannounced they are sponsoring legislation that will increase the penaltiesfor predators who attempt to lure or entice a child by various means. Thebill would enhance penalties for those who solicit youths for criminalactivity or sexual encounters by using a vehicle, meeting in a secludedarea, or through social media. The lawmakers made the announcement at apress conference held outside the Bay Ridge Branch of the Brooklyn PublicLibrary.
SENATE, ASSEMBLY & GOVERNOR JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND DNA DATABANK
All-Crimes DNA Law a Powerful Crimefighting Tool To Help Protect New Yorkers
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that the State Senate has voted to approve legislation that will implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.
The databank expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after the Senate passage of S1828, sponsored by Senator Skelos, issued the following statement:
“Today I stand with my colleagues and proudly support this important legislation. There is no reason why any convicted sex offender should ever have their name removed from the registry. The sex offender registry was created so that parents could protect their children, and if someone can get a free pass, then the system doesn’t work as it should.
“I want to thank Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos for sponsoring this important piece of legislation, and call on my colleagues in the Assembly to pass this as quickly as possible.”
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in the wake of yesterday’s New York State Court of Appeals decision in the case of People v. Kent, which dealt with the viewing of child pornography, has introduced legislation, S. 7407, to amend State law so to conform with federal regulations.
Senator Golden’s legislation seeks to amend the law, that currently makes it a crime to possess an obscene sexual performance by a child, to also include knowingly accessing such material with intent to view. The legislation was sparked by the Court of Appeals ruling that found viewing child pornography did not constitute a crime under current law.