Reilly appointed to Assembly Committees on Education, Higher Education, Codes, Governmental Employees, and Housing; Reappointed Ranking Member on Cities Committee

In addition to his reappointment as Ranking Member of the Assembly’s Committee on Cities, which reviews legislation affecting the state’s 62 cities, Reilly was also reappointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Higher Education, Housing, and Codes.  Among his new assignments, Reilly was appointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Education and Governmental Employees.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on announcement that the City of New York would seek authorization to further expand their egregious and illegal speed camera program

“I question how any elected representative in the City of New York could think of expanding this program without first asking themselves how they can make it fairer for all New Yorkers — which is why I will vehemently lobby my colleagues in Albany this session to oppose any legislative effort that aims to expand the city’s speed camera program.”

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With hearing on Mayoral Control set, Reilly reminds colleagues of need for serious reforms; pens letter to Assembly Education Committee Chair

Reilly, who is a former President of Staten Island’s Community Education Council 31, introduced A. 7339, which aimed at reforming Mayoral Control, or, more specifically, the New York City Department of Education’s governing body known as the Panel for Educational Policy…

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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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