Reilly & Where to Turn partnership offers community service credit in exchange for recycled campaign signs

“With Election Day behind us, it is now time to begin collecting the political signage that had been posted throughout Staten Island by various campaigns over the past several months…”

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Thinking Out Loud: Understanding Police Use of Force

The conversation about the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and use of force is always a robust, yet passionate discussion.  Additionally, the use of firearms and shootings by the NYPD and by those in our communities across NYC are thrust into the spotlight.

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Assembly Republicans join families of crime victims in call to advance Parole Board reforms; continue advocacy for Ramona’s Law

As part of their call to reform the parole board and its processes, Leader Barclay and Assembly Minority members have introduced a new bill to strengthen legislative oversight of the 19-member board…

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Thinking Out Loud: Encountering the Unknown

It was a late summer night in 1998. My partner and I were on patrol in a marked police car in the area of 11th Ave and W50 Street in Manhattan at approximately 3AM…

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Thinking Out Loud: “Policing” by the Numbers

On average the NYPD will respond to approximately 30,000 jobs, or service calls, each day (24-hour period) via the 9-1-1 system.  That equates to approximately 11 million calls each year (365-day period)…

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Thinking Out Loud: Implicit Bias

Last year, during a debate on legislation, I used the words “defendant, “perpetrator,” and “prisoner.” One of my colleagues from across the aisle proceeded to state that my remarks were racist. It struck me as odd — I used three words and despite the fact that it was my colleague who visualized the meaning of those words, I was labeled the racist.

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Thinking Out Loud: Police & The Community

Charles Davis.  Sean Carrington.  Gerard Carter.  Rodney Andrews. James Nemorin.  Robert Parker.  Dillon Stewart.  Randolph Holder.  Say their names.

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Reilly drafting legislation to protect law enforcement and their families from targeted harassment in light of 50-a repeal

Reilly is introducing this legislation in response to the State Legislature’s repeal of New York Civil Rights Law Section 50-a, which had previously deemed the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers confidential, subject to release only with the officer’s permission. Albany Democrats have pushed hard to repeal Section 50-a in recent years, but law enforcement unions including the New York City Police Benevolent Association and Detectives’ Endowment Association, have expressed concern over the release of this information, which includes the officer’s name among other bits of personal identifiable information.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the Panel for Educational Policy’s continued inaction on school bus contracts

“Once again, the New York City Department of Education’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has dismissed a crucial vote to approve contractually obligated payments to our city’s school bus companies. As a matter of fact, this is the third time they’ve removed these items from their meeting agenda…”

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Assembly Minority Conference proposes “Jump-Start New York” to aid residents, business, economic recovery

Building on the proposals in their recently introduced “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020” (A. 10266), the Conference developed a broader economic stimulus recovery blueprint.  “Jump-Start New York” directs both state and federal money to those hit hardest by the impact of the pandemic.  Included in the bill are several direct cash infusions, loan programs, and financial reallocations to blunt the economic impact of the health crisis.

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