Station 26 EMT members in Albany Lobbying Anti-Gang Bill
Inspired By The Line Of Duty Death Of EMT Yadira Arroyo.
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Press contact: John Quaglione
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Senator Golden and Assemblyman Lentol Anti-Gang Bill Might Have Prevented EMS Tragedy
Law enforcement, EMS and First Responders Urge Passage of Anti-Gang Bill
3/28/2017 – ALBANY-State Senator Martin J. Golden (Brooklyn- R, C, I) and Assemblyman Joe Lentol (Brooklyn – D) will announce that they are again sponsoring legislation, S.2410/A.5477, known as the New York State Criminal Street Gang Act, which may have prevented the tragic murder of EMS worker Yadira Arroyo by gang member Jose Gonzalez, if the Assembly passed, and the Governor signed the bill that was approved by the State Senate.
The anti-gang bill would have provided for extended criminal penalties for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal gang organization and could have kept Jose Gonzalez off the streets. It is in the public interest to establish a comprehensive approach to the protection of public order and individual safety from criminal street gangs and gang-related violence. This bill establishes such a comprehensive approach by increasing penalties for gang-related violence, creating anti-crime programs that focus on patterns of criminal gang activity and organization, expanding education and intervention to prevent the growth of criminal street gangs, and establishing an ongoing system of tracking criminal gang activity.
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:45am
Where: Albany, LCA Room
What: Senator Golden, Assemblyman Lentol, Law enforcement, EMS and First Responders Urge Passage of Anti-Gang Bill
Who: Senator Marty Golden, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Izzy Miranda President of EMS Local 2507 and members of law enforcement.