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NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass the Bill S6489 which makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death will be hindered.    The bill known as “Amanda Lynn’s law” would make the commission of this crime a D Felony up from a misdemeanor for the improper disposal of a dead body.

“I am pleased that the Senate has voted to pass this law in honor of Amanda Lynn.  Current law is totally inadequate for the seriousness of the crime of improperly disposing of a human being.  With the passing of Amanda Lynn’s law anyone who attempts to move or conceal a body in the attempt to hinder its discovery will find the full weight of the legal system thrown at them,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60).

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  the sponsorship of legislation (S6875) that would amend the agriculture and markets law to have the commissioner create an animal abuse central registry in New York State for anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted in a case of animal abuse. 

The law would require abusers to register annually and prohibit animal abusers from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising control over an animal as long as they are required to register.  Any animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply with the registration requirements or provides false information will be guilty of a felony which is to be punishable by a imprisonment not to exceed four years or a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars or both.  Shelters and pet stores would also be required to check the registry when selling or adopting an animal. 

Grisanti Announces Senate Passage of Tough Auto Insurance Fraud Measures

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) announced that the New York Senate passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents.  Recently, high profile cases have uncovered massive crime rings incorporating doctors, lawyers, and scam artists who stage accidents and use New York's no-fault insurance program as their own personal ATM machine.  In Brooklyn, 16 people were arrested and charged with intentionally causing a dozen accidents involving unsuspecting motorists between 2009 and 2011 and then submitting fraudulent insurance claims that defrauded insurance companies for $400,000.

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

 

A Statement Released by the U.S. Attorney's Office

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Corchado-Jamieson, 20, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted, on October 21, 2011, of two counts of Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with the April 17, 2006 shooting deaths of Darinell Young and Brandon MacDonald, and two counts of Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with shootings on April 26, 2006 and June 4, 2008, was sentenced yesterday to a term of 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that the defendant had been a member of the 10th Street Gang when he participated in theses shootings.

Buffalo, NY and Our Connection to President McKinley

Buffalo, NY and Our Connection to President McKinley

There hasn’t been an attempt on a president’s life since 1981, when President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. While President Reagan survived, other presidents succumbed to their wounds. In the history of the United States there have been a total of ten presidents as the target of an assassination attempt. Of those ten attempts, four presidents were killed while in office.

There are two out of the four presidents assassinated that people would know right off the bat in a trivia game. Do you know? But the big question is do you know the other two. One of those two has a direct connection to Buffalo, NY. James Garfield is one and William McKinley is the other. President McKinley was assassinated right here in Buffalo NY. Read the full story at Buffalo NY and our connection to President McKinley.

'Fix'ing the Volstead Act on Grand Island

'Fix'ing the Volstead Act on Grand Island

 FIX BROTHERS RISE FROM POVERTY TO RULE RIVER CLANS

Courier, October 27, 1925

  •    They were reputed "rum barons" of the Niagara Frontier;  one time fish pirates; owners of a score of boats, including two submarine chasers, a speedy motor craft and a $65,000 steel ferry; hated and feared; admired and liked--that's the Fix Brothers as they were known to thousands of Buffalonians and everyone along the Niagara from the Lake to the Falls.  A strange manner of men are these brothers, Frank and Charles, and interesting and romantic are their careers of forty years on the river during the course of which they arose from poor boys to undisputed power and reputed wealth. And they act just the same and talk just the same according to river veterans who have known them all their lives.

Primate Experimentation: A Canisius College Controversy

This Friday, September 9th, Canisius College’s Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) will host a presentation entitled “The Use of Primates in Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective,” led by Dr. James Ha, head of the Colony Demographics and Genetics Program at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Washington (UW).

According to the ISHAR website, Dr. Ha is expected to provide an “overview of the challenges, costs, and benefits of using primates in biomedical research.”  The event is expected to draw a sizeable crowd, as this event is both open to the public and a curriculum requirement for anthrozoology graduate students and undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) students.