Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

The Buffalo shooting suspect who reportedly threatened a murder-suicide less than a year before he shot 13 people, killing 10, at a Tops supermarket on Saturday may have been prohibited from acquiring the firearm he used in the massacre – if law enforcement had pursued the Protections available under the state’s Red Flag Law. Per … Read more

What could still get passed in the New York legislative session?

What could still get passed in the New York legislative session?

State lawmakers are set to break for the year in less than a month, with the last scheduled session day on the calendar for June 2. And like most years, they still have a fair amount of work to get done with just a handful of days to do it Advocates and activists have flooded … Read more

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Armed with funding provided in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $220 billion budget, the state’s first chief disability officer will begin addressing the most pressing needs of New Yorkers with disabilities. Advocates for people with disabilities said employment and housing issues in the aftermath of the pandemic would be the highest priorities for Kimberly Hill, who has … Read more