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Kennedy, Stewart-Cousins Lead Fight to Re-Launch Operation SNUG to Combat Gang Violence

Kennedy, Stewart-Cousins Lead Fight to Re-Launch Operation SNUG to Combat Gang Violence

Following Governor Cuomo’s budget presentation at City Honors, Leader Stewart-Cousins visits Buffalo to outline Senate Democrats’ budget proposal to curb gang violence.

Senators Kennedy and Stewart-Cousins lead push to get funding for Operation SNUG programs reinstated in state budget.

Kennedy and Stewart-Cousins: In Communities across the State, Operation SNUG Helped Snuff out Gang Activity Until Funds Ran Dry. It’s Clear this Anti-Violence Effort is Needed Once Again.  

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

The Amherst Police Department released a list of tips to keep in mind all year long and especially during the holidays.

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

 

A Statement Released by the U.S. Attorney's Office

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Corchado-Jamieson, 20, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted, on October 21, 2011, of two counts of Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with the April 17, 2006 shooting deaths of Darinell Young and Brandon MacDonald, and two counts of Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with shootings on April 26, 2006 and June 4, 2008, was sentenced yesterday to a term of 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that the defendant had been a member of the 10th Street Gang when he participated in theses shootings.

Buffalo, NY and Our Connection to President McKinley

Buffalo, NY and Our Connection to President McKinley

There hasn’t been an attempt on a president’s life since 1981, when President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. While President Reagan survived, other presidents succumbed to their wounds. In the history of the United States there have been a total of ten presidents as the target of an assassination attempt. Of those ten attempts, four presidents were killed while in office.

There are two out of the four presidents assassinated that people would know right off the bat in a trivia game. Do you know? But the big question is do you know the other two. One of those two has a direct connection to Buffalo, NY. James Garfield is one and William McKinley is the other. President McKinley was assassinated right here in Buffalo NY. Read the full story at Buffalo NY and our connection to President McKinley.

Primate Experimentation: A Canisius College Controversy

This Friday, September 9th, Canisius College’s Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) will host a presentation entitled “The Use of Primates in Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective,” led by Dr. James Ha, head of the Colony Demographics and Genetics Program at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Washington (UW).

According to the ISHAR website, Dr. Ha is expected to provide an “overview of the challenges, costs, and benefits of using primates in biomedical research.”  The event is expected to draw a sizeable crowd, as this event is both open to the public and a curriculum requirement for anthrozoology graduate students and undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) students.   

Cars Vandalized

Cars Vandalized

From a Statement Released by the Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo police are investigating a number of vehicles that were vandalized in the South Buffalo area overnight Thuirsday. Police say approximately 20 vehicles were spray-painted between 4am - 6am in the McKinley, Southside, Lakewood and Hubbell Avenue area.

South District police are looking at the possibility that there may be more than one suspect.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.