PUBLIC SAFETY

Brad sponsors a number of measures to crack down on gun violence and passed the Police STAT Act in 2020, requiring police departments across the state to submit crime and arrest data, including race. This law will help us finally uncover the systemic and discriminatory policing practices law enforcement uses to target Black and Brown New Yorkers.

SUPPORTS passage of the Child Victims Act Window Extender, which would allow survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to revive time-barred civil suits against their abusers.

SUPPORTS legislation strengthening our state's gun laws, including creating gun violence restraining orders to keep guns out of the hands of individuals posing a significant risk of harm to themselves or another, implementing a fee on firearms purchases that will be dedicated to funding gun violence research, and requiring the safe storage of firearms.

SUPPORTS legislation to protect LGBT victims of crime, including adding gang assault to the state hate crimes law, prohibiting defendants from arguing so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defenses, and the Michael Sandy Act to make inadmissible evidence that a defendant belongs to the same protected class as the victim in a hate crime case.