Senator Luis Sepúlveda, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Family of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, and Community Advocates to Unveil Legislation to Protect Children from Gang, Other Violence
526 East 183rd Street,
Bronx, NY 10458
Legislation would require small businesses across state to offer “safe haven” to endangered minors
WHO: State Senator Luis Sepúlveda
Assemblyman Victor Pichardo
Father and Aunt of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
WHAT: State Senator Luis Sepulveda and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo to announce “Safe Havens for Endangered Children” legislation that would require all small businesses to call police when a child or young person in danger seeks help from them. The proposed law, to be known as “Junior’s Law,” comes after Bronx 15-year-old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Felix was dragged from a bodega where he had sought refuge and was stabbed to death by members of a violent street gang that had been chasing him, all caught on video.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 3:00PM
WHERE: Outside Zesarina Grocery, 526 East 183rd Street at corner of Bathgate Ave, Bronx, NY
WHY: The persistent and increasing level of violence against children, as evident in the murder of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, requires action by State lawmakers to strengthen crime prevention and victim assistance services.