Politicians Push For Expansion Of Good Samaritan Law At Queens Anti-Crime Rally
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Elected officials in Queens are calling on residents to come together to stop crime.
In the wake of an attack on a young girl and several robberies, local politicians attended an anti-crime rally Wednesday in Astoria.
They spoke about legislation, including expanding a Good Samaritan law to businesses.
"We had an incident where someone who was the victim of the crime was seeking to run into a local deli for shelter and the store owner, for whatever reason, was very apprehensive about getting involved and didn't open the door to let the person in,” said State Senator Michael Gianaris. “What we're trying to do is to change the law to provide the same kind of Good Samaritan protections that individuals have to small businesses."
City Councilman Peter Vallone will lead a public meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the need for neighborhood watch programs.