OPEN TO HOPE, Episode 51: Families For Safe Streets

CLICK HERE TO WATCH EPISODE On this episode of the cable show “Open to Hope”, Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with bereaved parent advocates, Amy Cohen, mother of Sammy, and a Founding Member of Families For Safe Streets, and Dana Lerner, mother of Cooper, psychotherapist and a member of Families for Safe…

DEDICATION OF COOPER STOCK WAY

Family and Friends Dedicate Cooper Stock Way Pictured above: Helen Rosenthal, New York City Council Member for the 6th District and Cooper’s mother, Dana Lerner. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, dozens of kids joined family members of Cooper Stock to designate W. 97th Street at West End Avenue as Cooper Stock Way. Cooper’s mother, Dana…

Will Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. Take Action?

Kyle Pope reports on a recent meeting between Families for Safe Streets and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. to discuss the unusually low number of prosecutions of traffic-death cases, when compared to other cities around the country. Click to read article here Members of the group, called Families for Safe Streets, have targeted Vance…

Making NYC Streets Safer for Pedestrians

“Advocates Looking For Ways To Make NYC Streets Safer for Pedestrians”, a January 23, 2015 online post at CBS New York, talks about how the advocacy group Families for Safe Streets speaks out for tougher laws against drivers at a recent Upper West Side Town Hall. Click here for the newslink

Lack of Action

Cooper’s mom, Dana Lerner, speaks out about lack of action in traffic ticket writing after the murders of NYPD detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos and how it directly effects pedestrian safety on our streets. Read it at DNAinfo, by Emily Frost. Open article by clicking here

Advocating for reform for Manhattan’s Deadly Traffic Problem

Vehicular Violence discussed at The Ethical Culture School On January 21, 2015, a panel discussion, sponsored by Straus Media and the Society for Ethical Culture, took place and featured Cooper’s mom Dana Lerner, city Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, City Council member Helen Rosenthal and former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, herself the survivor of a…