State Legislators Convene Emergency Gun Violence Summit With Police, Elected Officials & Community Leaders

Malcolm A. Smith

May 30, 2008

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith will be joined by representatives of the New York City Police Department, District Attorneys, elected officials and community leaders in a citywide emergency meeting to address the recent spike in shooting incidents across the five boroughs. Law enforcement officials have been asked to provide detailed reports on the recent shootings in Harlem, the Rockaways, Jackson Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Participants will work to develop an immediate action plan to stop the violence, which will be announced to the media following the summit.

HOSTED BY: Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith; Senators Eric Adams,  Bill Perkins, John Sabini; Assembly Member Darryl Towns, Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, & Asian Caucus and Assembly Member Keith Wright

INVITED PARTICIPANTS: NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and top NYPD officials; Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch; Detectives Endowment Association President Michael Palladino; Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau; Queens District Attorney Richard Brown; Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes;  NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network; Charles Fisher, Hip Hop Action Network; Jackie Rowe-Adams, Harlem Mothers SAVE; Richard Green, Crown Heights Youth Collective

DATE:               Sunday, June 1, 2008                       

TIME:                9:15 am

LOCATION:     Harlem State Office Building
                           163 West 125th Street (2nd Floor)
                           New York, NY


The Press is encouraged to attend.