Meet Alex Crohn

Meet Alex Crohn, self-proclaimed author of the SAFE Act:

“An assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who professed himself to be the author of the NY SAFE Act, was ultimately selected as the lead writer of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption’s December 2013 report after several independent candidates for the position were nixed, according to multiple sources within the Moreland Commission.  Alex Crohn, the self-proclaimed author of the SAFE Act, had not been the Moreland Commission co-chairs’ first choice to write the much-anticipated report the Commission released on Dec. 2 …”

Cuomo is in a bit of hot water with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara over shutting down Moreland.

“… Crohn, a graduate of Harvard Law School, came to the Commission directly from the executive chamber, where he worked under Mylan Denerstein, the governor’s counsel.  Crohn spoke widely with members of the Commission about his work in the governor’s office, claiming that he played a significant role in writing legislation. He was particularly proud of his role in authoring The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the NY SAFE Act.  “This is the hardest thing I’ve had to write since the SAFE Act,” several Commission sources recall Crohn bemoaning aloud on numerous occasions while working on the December Moreland report. Commission sources also say they overheard Crohn, who sat in the bullpen with the rest of the Moreland Commission’s staff members, engaged in long conference calls that appeared to focus on the implementation of the SAFE Act …”

Interesting considering Cuomo blamed then Mayor Bloomberg for authoring SAFE back in March ’13:

“… “Much of what’s in the law was drafted by people connected to Mayor Bloomberg and the Brady Center, not by the governor’s staff,” the source said. “That’s why there are so many problems with it.’’ …”

Looks like someone isn’t telling the truth here.

“…  Crohn could not be reached for this article, and the computerized message that answered his cell phone number stated that “the person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time.” …”

I don’t see why not.  After all, the media keeps saying that there is widespread public support for SAFE.  If that is the case then why not do a victory lap and get a warm fuzzy from the outpouring of love?

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  1. Someone should take away his pen and paper and replace them with crayons and coloring books if the safe act is any indication of his qualification to write legislation.

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