President's Message

First Annual Charity Fair Honoring 911 Victims and Victims of Crime in NYS

September 2, 2021

On Friday Sept 10th, COBA will join with the New York State Victim's Rights Reform Council, the FealGood Foundation and several other sponsors at the First Annual Charity Fair to Honor Victims of 9/11 and Crime Victims in New York State.

This year we honor those lost, and recognize the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. As we all know, the world is upside down and we are potentially in worse shape than we were prior to the events of 9/11. Additionally, what has gone on in New York State over the past couple of years is appalling to anyone with a sense of decency and a sense of right and wrong. As such, victims of crime in New York have had their voices completely silenced by those who only seem to be advocating for criminals. This has to change, and it must begin on the grass roots level in all of our respective communities.

As such, we fully support the Victims' Rights Reform Council, which is headed by Chairwoman Madeline Brame, who's son Hason Correa, an Army Vet and father of 3 who served in Afghanistan was murdered in Harlem by a group of violent thugs, one of which, who was seen on video as holding Mr. Correa while her cohorts stabbed him, was released due to new Bail Reform laws. Ms. Brame is an ardent opponent of Bail Reform and routinely speaks on the injustices that Bail Reform has caused.

The event is co-sponsored by a very good friend and supporter of COBA's, Michelle Esquenazi of Empire Bail Bonds.

The below invitation is open to all and is intended to raise funds for various charities including the Victims' Rights Reform Council, The Fealgood Foundation and COBA's Widows and Childrens Fund.

COBA will always support those who support us.

In Unity;

Brian Sullivan, COBA President


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