(Buffalo, N.Y.) – This week on the Buffalo Review (April 17) we covered a new play about Trayvon Martin, changes to the law for the age of criminal responsibility and ride hailing in New York and new breast milk depots in the Buffalo Niagara region.
First, playwright and author Gary Earl Ross joined us to talk about his new play entitled “The Trial of Trayvon Martin,” which explores what might have happened if the roles of Martin and George Zimmerman had been reversed.
Next, we spoke with Peter Carey, chief of University Police and adjunct instructor of criminal justice at Buffalo State, about a change in New York law that raises the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old.
In the second half of the show, we spoke with Joe Lorigo, majority leader of the Erie County Legislature, about the availability of ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft in western New York.
Finally, Gina Penque, a lactation consultant at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, joined us to discuss the recent openings of breast milk banks in Erie and Niagara counties.