Raise the Age supporters press for action on criminal prosecution

A group of people who support raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18 years old on Thursday presented more than 2,000 signed postcards to the Fairport office of state Sen. Rich Funke, R-Perinton.

Funke’s 55th Senate District includes portions of Ontario and Monroe counties.

The Rev. Doug Stewart, from Incarnate Word Lutheran Church in Rochester and speaking as part of the Roc ACTS criminal justice task force, said the Raise the Age movement is gaining momentum. “It seems that Raise the Age is going to be happening, hopefully,” Stewart said at a press conference outside Funke’s office.

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