The policies of New York Governor have become increasingly radical over the past few years. But when you think about it, he is directly reflective of the democrat party as a whole. The whole lot of them have never been more radical then they are today. It’s almost as if they intentionally want to burn down the entire traditional American system and rebuild it in their own warped image. But that couldn’t be it – right?
from the American Thinker:
Andrew Cuomo: Criminals’ Best Friend
Thirty-five years ago, as a late teen, I came to New York to attend yeshiva. As an avid follower of news and politics, I recall cringing every time I heard then–New York governor Mario Cuomo on the radio, as he pontificated on the issues of the day, spewing forth liberal platitudes as if they were divine truths that no one dare question, while failing to say anything of substance, as the state was falling apart. It was a disgrace.
Seventeen years later, Cuomo’s son, Andrew, was sworn in as the 56th governor of New York. Although none of my friends or family members voted for him, people commented at the time that Andrew Cuomo was better than his father — pro-business; anti-crime; not as politically correct; and willing to take on ultra-progressives, such as NYC mayor Bill de Blasio. The crime rate in New York State was not escalating, the rate of businesses leaving the state was not increasing, and things seemed sort of OK for a state led by a Democrat (although issues of morality, with Cuomo’s infatuation with “gay pride” and his non-marital domestic relationship, left much to be desired).
For whatever reason, starting two years ago, Andrew Cuomo started getting totally unhinged, with his May 2018 restoration of voting rights to over 24,000 parolees. (This just happened to occur a few months before Cuomo’s reelection — no coincidence, of course…)
Then came the July 2019 Bail Reform Law, gleefully promoted and signed off on by Cuomo, which lets people accused of committing over 50 types of major crime go home after arrest until trial and reduces jail sentences for many crimes. Along with this came New York State’s discovery law reform, which requires, among other things, that prosecutors disclose personal contact information to accused perpetrators within 15 days after arraignment, and that the accused can be granted access to the private premises where the crimes were committed. To quote from the New York City Daily News:
Prosecutors will no longer be able to assure witnesses that their identity will be protected, even in the case of grand jury testimony, which the new law will now require be disclosed. (While there’s a provision to ask a judge for a protective order to shield a name, that would come after cops and prosecutors talk to witnesses to make an arrest and build a case.)