Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections today announced that she will convene a public hearing on the issues raised in the case of Howard Tucker, a 37-year-old parolee released by the Division of Parole who was shot to death by Albany police on February 16th following a traffic stop.
Today, the New York State Senate voted to make our communities safer by passing Senate Bill 2923 which would require the Division of Criminal Justice Services to update sex offender information to victims, their families and the community if an offender is in violation of registration requirements.
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Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).
“Our hearts and prayers are with the Haitians and their many loved ones during this devastating natural tragedy. Currently, there are not a lot of concrete facts for us to report to the public who may have families affected by this earthquake. As we receive reliable information, we will do our best to disseminate it as quickly as possible.
Senator Hassell-Thompson, Senator Sampson and Assemblywoman Weinstein Sponsor Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.
The New York State Senate is joining businesses, faith leaders and community leaders across the state to make certain the upcoming Census 2010 counts every New Yorker. With 100 days remaining until "Census Day," Senate leaders in conjunction with every member of the Majority Conference launched the New York Senate Census 2010 Complete Count Committee.
(Buffalo-NY) -The New York State Senate today held the second in a series of hearings to determine the future of civil legal services in New York State. Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Antoine Thompson and William Stachowski heard testimony from leaders of various legal, academic, bu