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Thursday, June 24

Court: N.Y. death penalty unconstitutional

New York State no longer has the death penalty.
but don't go having a party over it yet.. they will do everything in their power to make sure that they can follow in Bush's footsteps, I'm sure...

"Less than nine years after it was reinstated at the urging of Gov. George Pataki, the state Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the 1995 law violated the state constitution. The 4-3 decision means the four remaining men on death row - three from Suffolk and one from Queens - will be resentenced and that the nine defendants around the state who were facing the death penalty if convicted no longer will."

"‘My reaction to this is, ‘Oh, Lord help me. Unless you’ve walked a mile in my shoes and have had a loved one murdered, you would think differently about overturning it.’ - Ruth Brown "

"‘. . . We have to fix this . . . I am in favor of the death penalty, but I definitely want to see it done the right way.’ - Assemb. Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) "

Read the rest at Newsday.com

Blondesense is not a Pataki fan. We can thank Howard Stern for Pataki. Stern was originally running for governor, then changed his mind and pushed Pataki instead. We lost Mario Cuomo who was a very decent and brilliant man and got a dumbass. Pataki, a supposed Catholic, wants the death penalty. I wonder if he receives communion? Does anyone remember Pataki on TV after 9/11? Useless. He just stood there like a lump.

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