A proposed law in New York City would create a panic button program for small businesses.
The measure, named after 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, would reimburse owners of 24/7 business, such as bodegas and gas stations, for the expense of installing an emergency button to directly connect them with the NYPD.
“Junior’s Law” is named after Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered in June 2018, after gang members allegedly mistook him for a rival gang member and stabbed him to death. His mother believes if the bodega had a panic button, her son might have survived the attack.
"Junior's Law" is sponsored by 31 city council members.