Senator James Sanders Jr. Attends National Night Out Against Crime Events Throughout His District

James Sanders Jr.

August 07, 2019

Senator Sanders greets officers and constituents at the 105th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime event at Cabbell Park.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) was proud the participate in several National Night out Against Crime events held by police precincts throughout his district. Sanders is a big supporter of NNO, which aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
 
“This is truly a wonderful night as community members of all ages get to have fun at these family-friendly events and enjoy good food and entertainment,” Sanders said. “Most importantly it gives residents the opportunity meet the police officers that patrol their neighborhoods every day. It’s about mutual respect and togetherness.”
 
Sanders took the opportunity when speaking at the 113th Precinct’s NNO at Baisley Pond Park to condemn recent water dousing incidents in which police officers and traffic enforcement agents were targeted.
 
“Let’s be serious for a moment,” Sanders said. “Can I encourage us not to be throwing water on our officers? It’s a stupid thing to do. If you want to protest, have a demonstration. Throwing water is just going to get somebody hurt. Don’t do it."