Stewart-Cousins Announces Launch of New York State Senate’s Anti-violence Initiative

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ASC_October2008-Headshot Albany, NY — State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that
the Senate has launched a new program designed to cut down on illegal guns and
gang violence that plagues our communities.

“Since the beginning of the year, in Yonkers
alone, there have been over twenty incidents of gun violence,” stated Senator
Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District).  “Gun and gang violence is on
the rise and aggressively addressing this issue through prevention efforts is
in everyone’s best interest.”

The initiative, dubbed “Operation SNUG (guns spelled backwards)” will help
local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups create innovative
programs to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and
illegal drugs.

The Senate secured $4 million in the FY 2009-10 State Budget for front-line
anti-gun and gang violence prevention efforts that will benefit the hardest-hit
communities across the state. As a result, the cities of Buffalo,
Rochester, Syracuse,
Albany, New York
City and Westchester County
will receive new infusions of much-needed funding that will allow for better
cooperation between police and prosecutors to keep our children safeand streets secure.

Senator Stewart-Cousins continued, “Unfortunately, every urban community in New
YorkState has
fallen victim to the often deadly tale of children and guns.  Through
outreach, prevention, and intervention techniques, we can keep New
York’s youth out of gang life and away from illegal

“I am pleased to support and advocate for this Senate initiative to help local
law enforcement and anti-violence groups prevent more violence and keep our
children and families safe,” Senator Stewart-Cousins concluded.

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Comments 6

  1. anonymous

    This is nothing more than a filler issue (filling time). Just as the Spano bros. used helmet laws. They are used as cover for people who get elected and don’t have a clue.

  2. justgivemymoneyaway

    This is just another re-packaged program with a new eye catching name that has failed in the past and most likely will fail again. Another waste of the taxpayer’s hard earned money. The four million dollars is like a grain of sand in the ocean. The only hope is maybe Mr Bostic can dream up another totally unfounded charge that is totally without merit and pilfer more money from the taxpayer’s

  3. anonymous

    WOW!!! I’m impressed. No MTA budget but we have an anti-violence initiative. All you people who are in favor of violence watch out Andrea’s after you.

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