Stiffer Legislation In Response To Blima Friedman’s Tragic Death Proposed By Senators Simcha Felder and Martin Golden


blima-friedmanBrooklyn, NY – “Everyone is deeply saddened by Blima Friedman’s tragic death. May God give comfort to the family and to the entire community as well,” said Senator Simcha Felder today.

“Given the horrific circumstances,Senator Martin Golden and I are proposing legislation that will stiffen the penalties on individuals charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle resulting in a person’s death.

This bill will increase the penalty from a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, to a class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison,” stated Senator Felder.

“Sadly a loophole exists in current law which treats unauthorized use of vehicles, which is theft, as a low level misdemeanor. This needs to be changed to send a clear message that stronger penalties are needed for these crimes. What took place was a horrific tragedy for the family and our community and I call on the State Legislature to pass this legislation as soon as we return in January,” said Senator Marty Golden.

“I hope that this change in the law will act as a deterrent and prevent future tragedies,” concluded Senator Felder.

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  1. Wishful thinking!
    These valet parkers are not even thinking!
    What we do need to do is get reflector belts onto all people crossing at night!