Tag: Phil Ramos
Local, New York State and federal officials announced plans last week to crack down on MS-13, the violent transnational street gang that authorities suspect committed a recent quadruple murder in Central Islip.
Suffolk County police will deploy license plate readers in Brentwood amid recent gang slayings in the community. The short-term goal is to use the devices to solve open cases, officials said. But ultimately authorities hope to “decimate the gangs that have committed these crimes,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said outside the department’s third precinct in Bay Shore Monday morning.
John DeVito, a 25-year-old law student from Mastic Beach, won a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday, earning a spot on general election ballots to challenge freshman New York State Sen. Tom Croci (R-Sayville), according to unofficial results from the board of elections. That race was one of five Democratic primaries for state Legislative seats on Long Island. In the other four—two state Assembly seats each for Nassau and Suffolk counties—challengers were unsuccessful against three incumbents and a party nominee to fill a vacancy.
Registered Democratic voters will cast their ballots Tuesday in five Long Island primary races that will decide which New York State legislative candidates are among the choices on Election Day. The match-ups include a three-way Democratic primary in the lone LI state Senate race on September ballots and four primaries in local state Assembly races—two in Suffolk County and two in Nassau.
Like any political action committee, the group will donate to campaigns of politicians who are willing to publicly support Muslim Americans and promote tolerance. Its long-term goals are more ambitious.
Results of the other 21 Assembly seats on LI were largely predictable.
“We don’t want to have a repeat of what we had in 2009. I’ve been knocking on doors in the community and people are afraid.”