Felder Appointed To Counter-Terrorism Task Force

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Senator Simcha Felder (Brooklyn) has been named to the new NY State Senate Majority Task Force on Counter-Terrorism and Public Protection. The task force’s mission is to review and report on the counter-terrorism public-protection activities that have occurred since September 11, 2001, and to make findings and recommendations—including proposing future legislative and administrative actions—that will promote the improved public safety of all New Yorkers.

“Terrorism wasn’t born on September 11,” said Senator Felder. “Nevertheless, it took the scope of our national catastrophe to open the eyes of those who didn’t realize how dangerous a time we live in—a time when radical Islamist groups attempt to reshape the world by whatever monstrous means they deem necessary.”

Chaired by Senator Thomas Croci, the task force will perform research, make site visits, conduct interviews, and hold roundtables and meetings. The task force will then issue a preliminary report prior to December 31, 2016, with respect to the issues it will be examining, as well as a final report, prior to December 31, 2018, with respect to its findings, conclusions, and legislative and administrative recommendations.

“New York remains a principal target,” Senator Felder continued. “As such, I fully support the formation of this new task force to improve the counter-terrorism and public-protection efforts in our city and state.” 

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