Asm. Pirozzolo Makes Statement On Stabbing At Great Kills Train Station On Staten Island In April



Update regarding the incident: A 13 year old girl has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, which occurred in the afternoon at the Great Kills train station, after a dispute that arose on the train. A 51 year old man was stabbed in the back, and survived with injuries.

Following a press conference hosted by Borough President Vito Fossella, regarding a brutal stabbing that took place Friday, April 21st, at the Great Kills Train Station, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R-Mid Island/North Shore) issued the following statement:

“Regardless of which part of Staten Island you live in, behavior like the brutal stabbing that took place at the Great Kills Train Station is completely unacceptable. This senseless violence serves as a chilling reminder that Staten Island is not immune from the crime wave that is crashing into our city, and that it is long past time to make critical reforms to our laws to hold criminals accountable, irrespective of their age. This is why I fight every day in Albany to repeal the bail laws and hold the one-party supermajority to account. I make it known that Staten Islanders are fed up with the revolving door criminal justice system that protects criminals and creates victims.” Said Pirozzolo

“I want to thank Borough President Vito Fossella and my colleagues in government for hosting this event today, to bring attention to this shocking crime and outline the important steps that we collectively need to take to put an end to it.”

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Assemlymember Sam Pirozzolo

Sam Pirozzolo is a native Staten Islander. He is a frequent contributor to the Staten Islander, and is well-known and loved by people on both the Right and Left, in his North Shore community. Sam brings people together, instead of dividing, by speaking common sense and analyzing our island's, and city's, issues, with intelligence and concern for all. Sam Pirozzolo was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 63rd Assembly District represents parts of Richmond County. Sam has successfully operated his family’s optical practice for 33 years. He is the past president of Community Education Council 31 where he served for seven years. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of a Gifted and Talented program for middle school students, the recommendation for the NYC Department of Education to hire retired police officers as school resource officers, and the successful fight for the immediate cleanup of toxic PCBs leaking from the light fixtures in school classrooms. As an education advocate, Sam has participated in historic litigation that led to the return of more than $4 billion to New York public schools. He also fought to ensure that co-located charter schools receive the same capital funding as their host public schools. While serving in the Legislature, Sam will work to support law enforcement officers with proper funding, fix broken bail and parole policies, and help small businesses grow and thrive in a stronger, more resilient economy.

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