Legislator David Tubiolo (Yonkers & Mount Vernon), a member of the Westchester County Legislature’s Committee on Public Safety & Social Services, co-sponsored the Correctional Facility Safety Bill, which passed unanimously at a recent Board of Legislators meeting.

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Westchester Democratic members of the Board of Legislators were disappointed in some of the statements made by members of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission (HRC) during today’s meeting of the committee on Public Safety & Social Services. The meeting, chaired by Legislator Ben Boykin (D-White Plains), was convened in response to the uptick in incidents of hate over the past few weeks. Specifically, instances of bomb threats and graffiti intended to harass and terrorize Westchester’s Jewish community.

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Tonight, members of the Board of Legislators passed a Local Law aimed to disable one tool used by criminals around the country before this trend came to Westchester. The Correctional Facility Safety Law passed with a unanimous Bi-Partisan vote. This law was first introduced by Legislator Ben Boykin after hearing from corrections officers of the latest method being used by inmates to get their hands on contraband. In cases around the country, someone on the outside of the facility was flying the contraband overhead with an unmanned drone and dropping it in for an inmate to retrieve.