Monday, September 8, 2014

New York: Cuomo, Failing the Basics

Zephyr Teachout, who is facing Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primaries says it best:
"Andrew Cuomo does not grant clemency ... I think he has granted three clemencies total in the last four years. Extraordinary. There are more than three people in New York prisons deserving a clemency ... Refusing to grant clemency is a failure of one of the most basic jobs of being governor."
According to the National Catholic Reporter, Teachout believes "there's often a disproportionate response to small crimes, which leads to needless arrests."  In her view, "No one should casually sentence someone to five years in jail" and every politician "should go and spend time and visit prisons and jails" because they should know something about the kind of power they are exercising.

All to which we say, Bravo! See story here.

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