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Emanuel Gold, former Queens State Senator, author of ‘Son of Sam’ law, dies at 77


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Former Queens politician Emanuel Gold, who served in the New York State Senate from 1971-1998, passed away Thursday at the age of 77.

“His contribution to Queens and to New York itself was tremendous,” said Heskel Elias, a friend and previous client of Gold, who practiced law in Forest Hills. “He was liked on both sides of the aisle,” he added.

While representing District 13  in the State Senate, Gold served as deputy minority leader, and was voted into the State Assembly in a special election in 1970, a year before he was elected as a senator.

One of Gold’s most notable accomplishments as a politician was authoring New York’s “Son of Sam” law.

Named for New York City serial killer David Berkowitz, it prohibits convicted criminals from profiting from their crimes.

Services will be held at Parkside Memorial Chapels, 98-60 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, on Sunday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m.

 

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“Son Of Sam” Serial Killer Denied Parole Once Again


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz was denied parole once more on Monday.

The parole board determined his release would not be in the best interest of society, but the board did acknowledge Berkowitz’s prison ministry and clean record behind bars.

Berkowitz has already served 35 years of his 25-to-life sentence.

The “Son of Sam” was convicted of killing six people and injuring several others after terrorizing the city back in 1976 and 1977.

[NY1]