Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New York: Pardon John O'Hara!

Today, the New York Daily News argues that Gov. Paterson "must pardon John O’Hara," whose "unjust felony conviction" makes clemency on his behalf a "very easy case." Indeed, O'Hara's case has no "complications" and is "as clear-cut as they come." The News says O'Hara's 1999 arrest - for voting from the wrong address - rendered him "the first person convicted in New York for voting since suffragist Susan B. Anthony in 1873." The felony meant that he would lose his law license, pay a $20,000 fine, do 1,500 hours of community service and serve five years' probation. Last year, a state appellate found "grave doubts that Mr. O'Hara did anything that justified his criminal prosecution." See News editorial here.


MotherJustice said...

Governor Paterson has the executive power to right another wrong in the Brooklyn corrupt justice system.

MotherJustice said...

If John O"hara does not get a pardon, this will not be overlooked. Paterson will be remembered for this one!
O'Hara deserves a pardon.

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