“I Won’t Back Down” – My Theme Song. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs |

I remember when our criminal justice system worked well. There was time to have proper trials. There were nearly zero wrongful convictions. Our prison population was about 338,000 (now over 2.1 million). That was 1973, the year I graduated from law school. That was before the “war on drugs” got ramped up. That was 45 years ago; that is how long it has taken us to create the dysfunctional justice system seen in America today. Nixon...

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Cuomo pardons 39 immigrants, 18 young offenders and two state prison inmates Unprecedented commutations for immigrants amid tighter federal scrutiny. Some states are starting to “get it”! kra

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   READ Good News! Our Officials are Starting to Get the Message – Policies are Changing! Letter to the Editor kra  Delaware is starting to “get it”, and this shows that New York is starting to  “get it”. Not fast enough, and not boldly enough, but “the times they are a changing”. What do I mean by that? I mean politicians – the ones who created so many senseless and...

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Good News! Our Officials are Starting to Get the Message – Policies are Changing! Letter to the Editor kra

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

In preparing my Letter to the Editor,  I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons, to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (sentence reduction – early release), three were granted (the three men whom...

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Good News. The Board of Pardons and others are Starting to Get Smart. :) – UPDATED 12/19 with Letter to the Editor – kra

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

UPDATE: 12/19/17   In preparing my Letter to the Editor, to go out on Friday, I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (early release), three were granted (the...

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