State Senate passes ‘anti-gang’ bill aimed at blocking recruits

The state Senate, by an overwhelming 48-13 vote, approved a bill Monday that defines gang activity for the first time and specifically targets it in New York’s criminal code. But the Democratic-controlled Assembly immediately expressed reservations, despite an outbreak of violence by bloodthirsty gangs such as MS-13. “We support anti-gang initiatives,” said Assembly Speaker Carl…

The state Senate, by an overwhelming 48-13 vote, approved a bill Monday that defines gang activity for the first time and specifically targets it in New York’s criminal code. But the Democratic-controlled Assembly immediately expressed reservations, despite an outbreak of violence by bloodthirsty gangs such as MS-13. “We support anti-gang initiatives,” said Assembly Speaker Carl...

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