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K01563 Summary:

COSPNSRGlick, O'Donnell, Titone, Bronson, Kolb, Morelle, Corwin, Farrell, Oaks
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K01563 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 1563
BY: M. of A. Glick
        MOURNING  the  loss  of  life  in  the wake of the
        devastating  tragedy   in   Orlando,   Florida   and
        applauding  all  of  those who acted immediately and
        heroically in the face of danger
  WHEREAS, In the early morning of June 12, 2016 as  patrons  gathered
at  Pulse, a popular nightclub for members of the LGBTQ community in the
heart of Orlando on an  evening  featuring  Latin  music,  patrons  were
felled  by  the bullets of a lone gunman driven by hatred and armed with
malice; and
  WHEREAS, The beloved principles of life, liberty and the pursuit  of
happiness  on  which  this great republic was built have once again come
under attack and innocent civilians have paid  the  ultimate  price  for
daring  to be true to themselves and for pursuing happiness on their own
terms; and
  WHEREAS, This unspeakable attack, the worst of its kind in  recorded
history,  has stolen dozens of lives and left countless others marred by
grief and suffering; and
  WHEREAS, For all New Yorkers and citizens across  the  nation,  this
senseless tragedy marks another painful chapter in the fight for freedom
and equality, reopening old wounds and forging new scars; and
  WHEREAS,  New Yorkers gathered for a vigil at the historic Stonewall
Inn and at other sites across the state, indeed the  world,  stunned  by
the  events  in  Orlando  and looking for solace, to stand in solidarity
with all those whose lives have been interrupted; and
  WHEREAS, Like it has done before in the face of imminent danger  and
overwhelming  odds,  the  heroic  spirit  that defines this nation shone
through the actions of every individual and first responder  who  risked
their own lives to rush to the defense of perfect strangers; and
  WHEREAS,  The  combined efforts of local and federal law enforcement
personnel and ordinary citizens to bring an end to this  horrific  event
and  provide  aid to the victims in their most vulnerable moments, are a
true testament to the power of human compassion; and
  WHEREAS, The  Legislative  Body  is  sincerely  grateful  for  their
bravery; and
  WHEREAS,  We  mourn  those whose lives were lost in this tragedy and
for their sake, we remember that we must  never  give  in  to  hate  and
violence  nor  surrender  to  those  who  would  use  it  to  stifle the
unwavering American spirit; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
express  sincerest  condolences  to  the people of Orlando, Florida, the
LGBTQ community in its full diversity and to every  family  impacted  by
this devastating tragedy; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer.
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