Stewart-Cousins Announces Launch of New York State Senate’s Anti-violence Initiative
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
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
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
Senator Stewart-Cousins continued, “Unfortunately, every urban community in New
“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.