COUNCIL VOTES ON PACKAGE OF LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS SAFETY, HOUSING AND BUSINESS NEEDS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY

    COUNCIL VOTES ON PACKAGE OF LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS SAFETY, HOUSING AND BUSINESS NEEDS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY

    New York, NY – March 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the City Council will vote on legislation to create additional criminal and civil penalties for those who commit crimes against vulnerable New Yorkers during a local state of emergency. Reports of crime following recent Hurricanes Irene and Sandy show that some people used these emergencies as opportunities to damage or steal property and to injure individuals, both physically and financially, in mandatory evacuation zones. The legislation recognizes that crimes of opportunity committed during times of emergency are different, more serious and must be treated as such

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