Gianaris calls on NY state to expand “Good Samaritan” law

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  1. Reesie

    This is a sad state of affairs where someone would deny refuge to someone in trouble for fear of a lawsuit. What has this world come to?

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  2. E. A. Bartholomew

    I’d be more concerned with my personal safety, the safety of my customers, the reputation of my establishment, and a lot of other things before worrying about a lawsuit. Not sure what the lawsuit would be about. But it only makes sense for a business owner to want to keep violence out of his/her establishment.

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  3. E. A. Bartholomew

    That said, the legislation is good for business owners who are fine with helping out.

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  4. Roger_the_Shrubber

    @reesie

    You can thank lawyers for the sad state of affairs this country is in. They’re blood-sucking vampires who prey on decent people.

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  5. sunnysider

    I have been trying for safe haven in our town and brammer refused to help me… I am glad genaris is behind it… the councilman in bklyn was startying this but it was a very slow process… he really did not care… but I am thriled it iwll finaly happen… safe haven is very, very importnat

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  6. Angray

    Sunnysider – Not sure you comprehend what the post is about. I also hope you are more eloquent in person, otherwise it is no wonder JVB disregarded you.

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  7. Webley

    Damn it, we need a law to protect people who help protect others from danger? I can guarantee you that most of the time the guy who gets attacked would sue the store if there is no law. I blame lawyers for all this crap.

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  8. Raquel

    Sad state of affairs is right!

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  9. Raquel

    Do the right thing and be sued or arrested! Welcome to NYC.

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  10. sunnysider

    Dear Mr. Angray.. the purpose of the good samartian law is to protect the person who comes to the aid of someone who is in needof help so they will not get sued becuse if they come into your business looking for a safe haven and you provide it you do not want to get sued if someone get hurt inthe process…. I do understand that…. I wanted safe haven worked on in May and brammer was afraid of pedafiles in the store will asult kids needs protetion from somonw bothering them.. so he lookied into it I was told and he did not want to touch it… you need to do a backgroiund check and everyone in the business has to do it… if one person refuses then the business in not eligible for a safe haven… if get difficult to get done..

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  11. E. A. Bartholomew

    Sorry Raquel, can you please explain why a business owner would get sued or arrested for helping a victim of a violent crime? Maybe I lack imagination, but I can’t see how that makes any sense.

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