Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I-Medford) is pleased to join his Minority colleagues to call for greater anti-crime measures. New York is currently facing a rise in crime including a 46.7 percent increase in murders from 2019 to 2020. In that same year, firearm-related violent crime increased by 28.9% in New York outside of New York City and New York has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country.
“New York is facing an unsafe surge in crime, it is time to end the lawlessness and disorder happening throughout the state,” said DeStefano. “One-party rule has been nothing short of a disaster for New York state. Crime is running rampant through our communities. We need to address this rise in crime and protect our neighbors. That begins with repealing bail reform and putting discretion back in the hands of judges.”