For Immediate Release June 8, 2020 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE MOVES HARD LEFT ON PUBLIC SAFETY BILLS
BROOKLYN, NY – The Democratic controlled NYS Legislature under the guise of a law enforcement focused session calendar brought to the floor for passage several notable anti-policing bills that endangers the residents of New York which the Conservative Party opposes. There are two bills especially egregious and the party issued memos in opposition to S.8596/A10611 to repeal Civil Rights Law, Section 50-a and A.6144-B /S.6670-B which criminalizes police use of a choke hold in all circumstances.
In a statement Conservative Party State Chairman Jerry Kassar said, “If the Members of the Legislature adopt the bills being considered today, these two bills, as well as requiring a law enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck by a bullet to immediately report the incident, changing Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order of creating an office of special investigation within the office of the attorney general into law, that are designed to restrain law enforcement agents from properly performing their oath of office, they are giving groups like Antifa free reign in the havoc Antifa is seeking to create.
Peaceful protests are part of our history; anarchy is not. Police protect peaceful protests; police have a moral obligation to stop those who support the anarchy taking place in New York streets. If the democrat-controlled legislature continues the path they created last year when the criminal justice reforms passed in the budget, they will be aiding and abetting the anarchist determined to destroy the hope that brought millions to our state through Liberty Island in New York’s harbor.
See our legislative memo opposing the repeal of Civil Rights Law, Section 50-aLM 2020-005 Opposition to Repeal of 50-a CRL
, and establishing the crime of aggravated strangulationLM 2020 - 006 fixed
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