Rochester, N.Y. – The Monroe County Legislature took action Thursday night to formally oppose the New York SAFE Act.
The Legislature did not vote on a solution. Instead, some lawmakers signed a letter to be sent off to the Governor’s office in Albany.
Lawmakers did make clear, however, that they support the Webster Provision, which makes certain that anyone who kills a first responder spends life in prison without parole.
“The SAFE Act adds new layers of bureaucracy that will prove to be very costly for overburdened property taxpayers. Worse yet, law enforcement professionals have said that this law does nothing to address the root causes of violent crimes or the illegal guns on our streets that perpetuate the problem,” said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.
Monroe County has joined 40 other counties across New York calling for a repeal of the Act.