One Long Island Town Rallies for Support in War on Crime

One Long Island Town Rallies for Support in War on Crime



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NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A New York law firm with a long history of supporting the Hispanic community took a strong stance against an alarming rise of deadly violence in one Long Island Community.

Attorney William Ferro of Ferro, Kuba, Mangano and Sklyar and 1-800 CANTASO, joined hundreds of frustrated parents, police officers, and community leaders at a highly emotional rally against violence Wednesday night at the public library in Brentwood. Suffolk County Legislator Ricardo Montano and New York Assemblyman Phil Ramos got to hear firsthand about how gangs are taking over.

The community gathered just days after a deadly stabbing and two deadly shootings have sparked anger and highlighted the need for stronger action in a town riddled with violence.

The cries for help were heart wrenching as family members of murder victims spoke out over their tragic losses. Many blamed the police and politicians on the stage while others were quick to point out that the strong action they’re seeking must be the result of the entire community’s effort.

William Ferro is a Long Island resident dedicated to this anti crime campaign and was overwhelmed by what he saw: a community living in fear.

“This was a hugely important evening for the community of Brentwood,” says Mr. Ferro. “When good neighborhoods are over taken with gang related violence, the residents must unite in their efforts to address the problem. With a background as a civil rights attorney, I witnessed first hand inner city neighborhoods destroyed by gang violence because victims and residents are afraid to stand up and say ‘no more, this must end now.'”

The two hour meeting was not long enough as many were still in line to speak out. As a result, there are already plans in the works for another anti-crime rally. In the meantime, parents are vowing to get involved in neighborhood watch programs and Suffolk County police are beefing up patrols and anti gang units.

“The folks who stood up and spoke Wednesday and those in attendance made their demands clear to their elected officials and their intentions known to gang members,” added Ferro who’s firm co-sponsored the rally, and plans to be involved as the fight goes on. Ferro, Kuba, Mangano and Sklyar, P.C. has offices in Manhattan and Hauppauge.

wferro@ferrokuba.com / www.1800CANTASO.COM

SOURCE Ferro, Kuba, Mangano and Sklyar P.C.

One Long Island Town Rallies for Support in War on Crime