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Senator Hassell-Thompson Receives Prestigious Benjamin Ward Leadership Award

On November 4, 2009, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson was presented with the Benjamin Ward Leadership Award by the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc.  Benjamin Ward served with great distinction as the former Commissioner of both the NYS Department of Correctional Services and the NYC Police Department.


Statement from Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Regarding Shooting of Parole Officer

As Chairwoman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, I was disturbed to hear of last Thursday's shooting incident in the downtown Brooklyn Office of the Division of Parole.  It is very alarming that anyone could enter the building without being scanned for a concealed weapon.