Ramos’ anti-gang legislation passes Assembly
Program aims to shut down gangs, prevent new ones from forming
June 24, 2010
Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Central Islip) announced passage of a bill he authored that will create a gang assessment, intervention, prevention and suppression program in New York to help curb the growing prevalence of gang violence across the state and in Suffolk county (A.11087). “This measure will establish a centralized place for all information and intelligence related to gang activity,” said Ramos. “Having law enforcement officials work together with shared information will help crackdown on gangs and gang activities.” The gang assessment, intervention, prevention and suppression program will:
- Allow the New York State Police Superintendent to work with local and federal law enforcement to develop a plan to suppress gang activity and create a centralized place where information relating to gangs operating in the state will be kept; and
- Authorize the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Commissioner to award grants to district attorneys to help stop gang activity.