Oceanside, New York – Assembly candidate Todd Kaminsky released the following statement today following news that anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on the side of a building in Oceanside, Long Island this weekend:
“Such a despicable act will not be tolerated by the people of Oceanside and Nassau County. Whenever anti-Semitism rears its ugly head, government must act swiftly to find those responsible and punish them to the full extent of the law. Cowards like these need to know that their hate will not remain anonymous, and that they will pay for their crime.
“As a former federal prosecutor, I will work in our Legislature to help law enforcement in their pursuit of purveyors of hate, and fight to protect populations targeted by ignorant bigots. I encourage citizens to join in this fight and call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS if they have any useful information on the recent crime in Oceanside or any other hate crimes committed locally.”
About Todd Kaminsky
Todd Kaminsky has brought some of New York’s worst criminals to justice, and advocated tirelessly for Long Island’s South Shore.
As a federal prosecutor representing Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens, and as acting deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section, Todd took down corrupt elected officials who used taxpayer dollars to fund lavish lifestyles, as well as drug kingpins and other major felons.
Todd’s successful prosecutions include State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Assemblyman Jimmy Meng and notorious gangster James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. For his role in the Rosemond case, Todd was given the True American Hero Award from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation.
Todd began his career as a prosecutor in the Queens District Attorney’s office, prosecuting domestic violence cases, robberies, shootings and other violent crimes.
As a community advocate, Todd has worked vigorously in support of the South Shore. He organized free legal clinics for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and helped bring tens-of-thousands of dollars in relief funds to local residents. For his efforts, Todd was awarded the Community Service Award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center’s Sandy Relief Service Award.
Todd’s commitment to public service is inspired by his grandparents, who collectively served 40 years on the Long Beach Board of Education. His mother and grandmother were also teachers in the Long Beach School District.
He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University, and his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan.
Todd and his wife, Ellen, have been married since 2010. They live in Long Beach, where he grew up.