Police agencies, both local and federal, conducted raids Wednesday morning at the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo. Several arrests were made and a large quantity of crack cocaine and several guns were confiscated.
New York's tough new gun control law has been getting a lot of attention since January when it was signed into law. Buffalo Police made the first local arrest to include charges under the SAFE Act earlier this week, but the charge does not carry a stiff penalty.
Members of the local law enforcement community are undergoing special training so they can better respond to shootings. Recent exercises at the Erie County Fairgrounds were led by a team from the Department of Homeland Security.