Leave it to the pansy asshole lefty liberal Democrats in NYC to shoot down (no pun intended) an anti-gang bill, while gangs like the very violent & notorious MS-13 have caused widespread violence on Long Island, Jamaica and Jackson Heights. So elected officials in those gang prone areas voted NO to this bill, folks like Leroy Comrie (Jamaica) & Jose Peralta (Jackson Heights), even though MS-13 has caused much violence in both these areas, especially Jamaica. THANKS LEROY.
The measure would increase sentences for gang-related felonies and create new felonies for individuals who participate or benefit from gang activity or recruit others to join gangs. But asshole Assembly Member Carl Heastie, who you know damn well, does not have a gang problem in his hood, stated longer prison sentences are no longer the answer . “A better approach is to discourage people from engaging in gang activity in the first place, and that is where the focus should be.” Even thought the bill already has that initiative in it.
THINK about that next time you are in the voting both, like residents of Jamaica need yet another reason to KICK do nothing Comrie out of office. BUT why do you keep putting this obese clown in office, that is the bigger question.
Speaking of asshole Comrie, I attended the 103rd Community Council meeting last night and one of the issues were young kids from the local high school and some young kids period who reek havoc when they get out of school and one person in the audience stated “the young people in the community have no jobs, nothing to do, so they just hang out”, which is a valid point, but a representative from Comrie’s answer and I kid you not, MOVIE NIGHT, yep, money being wasted on a movie night. How about putting that money to pay these young kids who just “hang on street corners” to clean up all the trash and litter in the area”, pay them and maybe give them some type of credit for school. Fucking movie night. Our tax dollars wasted.
From New York Post:
The Republican-led state Senate, for the fourth consecutive session, passed legislation to crack down on violent gangs — but Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie shot it down.
The bill comes amid a wave of violence by the MS-13 gang, which has menaced suburban Long Island and other areas.
The bill passed 48-13 — with all the no votes coming from New York City Democrats.
But it hasn’t even come up for a vote in Heastie’s Assembly.
The measure would increase sentences for gang-related felonies and create new felonies for individuals who participate or benefit from gang activity or recruit others to join gangs.
Heastie insisted longer prison sentences are not the answer.
“We support anti-gang initiatives. However, increased penalties are not necessarily a deterrent,” he said. “A better approach is to discourage people from engaging in gang activity in the first place, and that is where the focus should be.”
In fact, the bill offers anti-gang initiatives at the front end.
A new Criminal Street Gang Prevention Fund would be established to support a gang violence prevention curriculum in schools, for example.
The Assembly has blocked every previous attempt by the Senate to toughen the law against gangs, but brutal murders by MS-13 could change the equation, said the Assembly sponsor of the bill.
“The MS-13 problem does make a difference. We need to do something about gang violence,” said Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn).
During the Senate floor debate, critics said the proposal was too broad in defining a gang member and they worried that minorities would be unfairly targeted.
One of the “no” votes was cast by Sen. José Peralta (D-Queens), even though MS-13 members stabbed a man leaving a check-cashing business in his district on Saturday.
Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), author of the bill, dismissed criticism of it by pointing out that a defendant would have to be charged with three gang-related crimes within three years to be prosecuted as a gang banger.
A spokesman for Gov. Cuomo said he would consider signing gang-related legislation if it reaches his desk.