Statement from Senator Anthony Palumbo

July 07, 2021

State Capitol

Today Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order declaring gun violence in New York as a Disaster Emergency.  This is the same governor who in recent years signed the disastrous no bail and other pro-crime legislation into law.  The crime wave that is impacting New York State right now has more to do with Albany’s reckless policies than with the pandemic.  Instead of governing by fiat, the Governor should be working with the legislature to repeal these misguided laws and bolster law enforcement's ability to keep our communities safe.  Albany must abandon the dangerous anti-police rhetoric and policies that have endangered the health and safety of countless New Yorkers and work to reestablish New York as the safest big state in the nation.