Zeldin has made reducing crime a central theme of his campaign, airing ads portraying scenes of mayhem and blaming Hochul.
Zeldin has made reducing crime a central theme of his campaign, airing ads portraying scenes of mayhem and blaming Hochul.
Only five of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have accredited coroner or medical examiner offices, which the state doesn’t require.
The governor views the shooting outside the Zeldin home as another reason to double down on controlling illegal guns.
An investigation finds that corrections officers use physical force on people who may be unable to comply with orders due to a mental health condition.
A federal judge last week ruled that parts of the new state law on guns are unconstitutional.
Tom DiNapoli backs legislation that would restore the pre-audit oversight previously stripped from his office.
A poll shows 84% of parents polled support eliminating suspensions in Pre-K through 3rd grade.
In recent months, the specter of crime has been a central talking point in Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano’s campaign for governor.
Practice Resources LLC. hosts the data from 28 different medical practices across New York.
“We had about four or five on the grounds, even before the fair started. So there were a number of workers who overdosed.”
State legislative leaders say they’ll take a procedural vote on the proposal early next year. 2023 primary voters would then get to weigh in.
The look is part of a deliberate strategy by drug cartels to target young children.
The man accused in the mass shooting in Buffalo allegedly threatened to commit a murder-suicide at his high school near Binghamton.
The Washington Post reported the Justice Department is particularly interested in a scheme to appoint slates of illegitimate Republican electors.
“I’m sorry to say this, I thought I was an old slave begging to not die.”
Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairview, N.J., was charged with attempted murder and assault, New York State Police said.
“I want to be in the business of preventing crimes more so than trying to solve crimes. A red flag (law) allows us to do that.”
“I committed to New Yorkers that we will confront the scourge of domestic terror head-on.”
Her opponent has called for a full repeal of the state’s bail reform laws, which ended most forms of cash bail.
State troopers issued 10,000 Move Over tickets last year, and 4,000 already this year.
If convicted on all 27 counts, the suspect could face either the death penalty or a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment.
The database was hailed as a model to stop bad officers from job hopping. But now legislative changes are needed to make it more effective.
“It makes gun trafficking a federal crime. And it makes sure there are penalties for the kingpins and people who are running these trafficking rings.”
The 18-year-old Conklin native is accused of killing 10 and injuring three others when he allegedly opened fire at a Tops Market in Buffalo.
“This is a restorative bill. It’s about rehabilitation, it’s about our communities. It’s about investing.”
“By offering such a low number the diocese has re-victimized clergy sexual abuse survivors.”
“The tragedy in Buffalo has created an unexpected and unintended context for the planned assessment.”
“Today is a good day, today is a righteous day, because it is a victory for justice. And it is long overdue.”
Among the proposals is one that would close a loophole, and outlaw a category of weapons designed to evade the New York’s gun control laws.
Investigators say they are looking into a document published online filled with rants about race and the “replacement” theory.
“This coward manifested white supremacy in a violent and tragic way.”
Residents of Conklin, New York, are surprised the teen accused of a mass shooting was a neighbor. People of color in Binghamton have a different view.
“I want them to have … a system that would immediately alert individuals.”
The small, mostly white town is just outside of Binghamton. Conklin residents are trying to make sense of the shooting.
“How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?”
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
“It’s always in the back of your mind as a law enforcement officer that that danger is real and it’s out there.”
“We’ll be paid back many times over with greater peace in our communities, less violence in our communities.”
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue said public safety changes were the biggest hurdle to clear in budget negotiations.
April is recognized nationally as Second Chance Month.
Data analysis suggests the Southern Tier saw a slight increase in racial equity since bail reform was first passed, but also more re-arrests.
Marvin Mayfield with the Center for Community Alternatives blamed law enforcement and some politicians, who he said deliberately spread misinformation.
A 10-point memo written by Hochul would make changes to the state’s bail reform laws has done nothing to ease agitation over rising crime rates.
Kathleen Kane was involved in an accident Saturday evening in her hometown of Scranton.
The bill was modeled after the Child Victims Act, which created a temporary look back window for victims of child sex abuse to bring civil claims against abusers.
The Proposal Comes After the Deaths of NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera.
“I would argue that the victims of all of these crimes we’re talking about, they are victims of color and minorities in many, many cases.”
“This would be such a vast improvement over the disaster that is JCOPE.”
“Consensus among voters is really clear. Most voters do not want to see that happen again.”
The Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection was the culmination of deliberate lies and misinformation that involved dozens of Pennsylvanians.
“Our main focus is public safety, protecting people where they live, and finding all of the opportunities to do that, and make sure it makes sense.”
Students at Binghamton High School will move to remote learning and it’s not because of COVID-19. The shift online is in reaction to recent behavior issues among students.
Gov. Tom Wolf created the panel, known as the State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission, in July in the wake of racial justice and police accountability protests.
“It would be an act of insanity to touch a woman’s breast and make myself vulnerable to a woman for such an accusation.”
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.
“It is much harder to protect our communities due to the handcuffs that are being put on judges, district attorneys, and police officers.”
“I’ll work with the Legislature to address this … to make sure their needs that they hear from their constituents just as much as I do, and we’ll get it done.”
The PSERS board is debating how much to share with the public, how soon to share it — and how to cope with a pushback from employees.
Now a private citizen, Andrew Cuomo continues to deny that he ever touched anyone inappropriately.
“The effects of bail and discovery reform and the dismantling of our criminal justice system, has effected every New Yorker and made them less safe.”
This doesn’t get rid of bail reform, said Congressman Katko, but gives more power to judges to consider this dangerousness concept when considering bail.
“Everything else will unfold with or without my commentary, and that’s just fine with me.”
“Mr. Cuomo is scheduled to appear November 17th in Albany City Court. At which point he’ll be processed.”
“Governor Cuomo has never assaulted anyone, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here are patently improper. Sheriff Apple didn’t even tell the District Attorney what he was doing.”
The Chemung County district attorney’s office may raid a cannabis-gifting establishment in Elmira practicing “gifting.”
“We will take every complaint of harassment and discrimination seriously.”
The governor and Democratic lawmakers want to make affirmative consent policies standard practice at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
“(The state attorney general) had a motive to draw every possible inference against the governor, who was a political rival.”
“We know that the vast majority of people who go through the criminal court system in New York State, are lower income individuals.”
“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
The law will require better addiction treatment for prison inmates, and divert some offenders into rehab programs instead of jail.
Texas-based pipeline builder Energy Transfer faces 48 criminal charges related to construction of its Mariner East pipeline project.
Upset at leaks about a federal investigation of the PSERS pension fund, board leaders have cut off other board members from legal briefings.
The fire last weekend is considered suspicious, and investigators are looking into it.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has widened the federal scrutiny of Pennsylvania’s mammoth public school pension plan.
“They can be prosecuted up to 25 years in prison if they’re convicted of running a trafficking ring. So it puts teeth.”
The FBI and federal prosecutors launched a criminal probe of the $70 billion PSERS plan in March.
About 7,000 prisoners will still be counted as residents of the districts where their prisons are located.
“And unfortunately, the vast majority of the changes have been for the worse, not for the better.”
Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be out of office, but his legal troubles aren’t over just yet.
“The attorney general’s report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic.”
“Do you think it would be good or bad for our democracy if the events that took place at the capitol on January sixth happened after every election?”
The Assembly dropped the probe on Friday after advice from attorneys that it wouldn’t be legal to impeach Cuomo after he’s left office
“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that it’s not in the purview of the New York State governor to dictate to the New York State Assembly.”
The investigation brought down the governor less than a year after he won an Emmy Award for his famous coronavirus briefings.
“There is a lot there. You know, we didn’t just investigate sexual misconduct allegations like the Attorney General. We have investigations in several other areas that are pending.”
“You want to make sure things are right, but also done in an expeditious manner. And, you know, I believe that this is going to be dealt with in weeks.”
“There has been no open-minded fact-finding in this case.”
“It was the right thing to do. The governor needs to be held accountable.”
Despite warnings from good-government advocates and even some inside the Capitol that the state’s reimbursement systems are ripe for abuse.
“We will cooperate fully with the Albany sheriff and turn over all evidence related to this complainant.”
Democrats will decide whether to move forward with impeachment charges against the governor. They’ve been building their own report to determine whether that’s the right move.
Survivors say it’s not too late to file a claim, but some would like another legal window sometime in the near future.
Pennsylvania legislative leaders say a bill that would institute new mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related crime is “off the calendar,” at least temporarily.
This comes as opioid overdoses and gun violence surge across the state.
“Review some of the soft-on-crime pieces of legislation that have been passed in the last few years. I think the combination of all of those policies is having a big effect on this increase in violent crime.”
The court’s decision states that Rudy Giuliani’s conduct as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump during the election and in the aftermath “threatens the public interest.”
Wegmans recently notified customers that two databases used for the company’s internal business purposes were inadvertently left open to potential outside access.
Five people were killed, including three law enforcement officers, in a riot at the Capitol, following a rally for then-President Trump. More than a hundred officers were injured.
The effort supported a wider goal of overturning or invalidating election results in several swing states, including Pennsylvania.
The Diocese said the proposed settlement would be “a significant step forward” to compensate survivors of sexual abuse who have filed claims in the bankruptcy case.
“If we were talking about very specific crimes, non-violent crimes, first offender type crimes, that’s something that I could consider. But we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about all crimes.”
“With a 62 to nothing vote in the senate just last week, I don’t know what else they need to know or learn about the bill, I think they just need to bring it to the floor.”
The two bills would, respectively, allow people who’ve served their full sentence to have records sealed in most cases, and reduce the likelihood that technical parole violations will land them back in prison.
The Elder Parole measure would require a person who is 55 or older to be considered for release by the parole board if they’ve served at least 15 years of their sentence.
“I’m the manager at a bank, I’m looking to hire somebody. I can’t know if this person stole money in his previous job, or her previous job.”
“It seems like every morning we wake up to see another story about violence in our streets or a shooting where innocent victims are either killed or injured.”
“There is already more than enough evidence to warrant Cuomo’s removal from office, yet the Assembly continues to dither and protect his power at the expense of New Yorkers.”
“This has rekindled a flame of righteousness, and righteous indignation that has been smoldering for centuries. We are in the midst of a racial reckoning in this country.”
The New York attorney general’s office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump’s business. Here’s what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.
“Marginalized New Yorkers who can’t pay the arbitrary fees baked into nearly every step of our state’s legal process deserve a justice system that doesn’t pick their pockets and jeopardize their freedom.”
The bill is gaining strength in the State Legislature.
“This ‘reform’ shows a deliberate and callous indifference to the lives and safety of Correction Officers, Correction Sergeants and peaceful incarcerated individuals in the general population of State prisons.”
“I’ve been denied a lot of jobs because of my criminal background. I’ve been denied a lot of housing throughout the years because of my criminal background.”
“If passed, this legislation would pose a serious threat to public safety. Day care providers would have no way to ensure the people they hire to look after your children are not violent criminals.”
Although he was not at the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, Brendan Hunt posted statements on social media prior to and following the riot calling for the killing of elected officials.
Another version was struck down in court early last year, when a state judge declared it unconstitutional as written.
The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for years by federal authorities, who have been looking into his business dealings in Ukraine.
In an attack that is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a 61-year-old Asian man was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head repeatedly on Friday evening.
Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Lavine said a hotline set up by the committee has generated over 200 tips on probes into sexual harassment allegations made by multiple women.
“We know that real justice is not found in a single conviction. Real justice is transformative, systemic change.”
“When the parole board in the State of New York does not grant the paroles that so many deserve, and you allow them to die in prisons, you have now become a murderer yourself.”
The attorneys tapped to handle the investigation include a former federal prosecutor who helped investigate foreign meddling in the 2016 election.
Several of the men and women from Pennsylvania are among the highest-profile cases under investigation by the FBI.
The defendant is accused of helping rioters overpower D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with flagpoles, tased and had his gear stolen.
“The Department of Labor told my office that they are investigating, and they have already identified 425,000 fraudulent claims statewide.”
“It’s kind of a Catch-22. They teach the only way to subdue (a person) under excited delirium is choke holds — knees to the neck, hog ties — things of that nature which brings on death.”
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
More than 1,000 people are serving life sentences in Pennsylvania, even though they never intended to kill anyone — 70% of them are Black. A lawsuit calls the concept cruel and unconstitutional.
“There’s a lot of ways that scammers can use this information.”
The team’s owner said Jared Porter has been terminated after ESPN reported he repeatedly sent explicit messages to a reporter while he worked for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
“I call on every New York federal official to call on president Trump’s resignation. Don’t put the country through impeachment. Don’t wait for any cabinet action. Call for him to resign as his own act.”
“They don’t necessarily have to know they traveled to go to a riot. They just have to travel and then intentionally get themselves intentionally involved in a riot.”
“The question is whether or not the evidence can be linked to a particular individual and what is the proper jurisdiction to bring those charges.”
As the New York state legislature resumes session today (Wednesday), advocates and some legislators are calling for limits on solitary confinement in state prisons.
“You can just go online and just fill out the application. Which is especially helpful with COVID, thinking about ways to give survivors access to resources in a faster way.”
After the new bail reform laws took effect in January, some areas of the state started to report a rise in crime, particularly in New York City.
“To be clear, no entity or individual is allowed to dictate how or when our investigation will proceed or set the parameters of a lawful investigation,”
Months of protests urged prosecutors and police to support criminal justice reform. But court records show a different path.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-Massachusetts) said she sent a letter to the SEC Chairman asking that agency to look at the potential for insider trading.