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Now that Democrats will have a supermajority in both houses of the New York State Legislature, progressive members and grassroots allies have begun calling for radical criminal justice reforms through the proposed “Justice Roadmap 2021.”

The Elder Parole Bill (S.2144/A.9040) falls under this sweeping legislative agenda. If passed, it would make all convicted New Yorkers over the age of 55 eligible for parole “regardless of their crime or sentence.”


That would include the following inmates: David Berkowitz, 67, the self-proclaimed “Son of Sam” who murdered six people with a .44 caliber revolver; Dwight York, 75, the most prolific convicted child molester in the history of the United States; and infamous mob enforcer Vincent John Basciano, 61.

The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien reports:

Sponsored by New York State senator Brad Holman and cosponsored by state senators Alessandra Biaggi, Neil Breslin, Leroy Comrie, and Michael Gianaris, Senate Bill S2144 states:

Notwithstanding any other section of the law, where a person serving a sentence of incarceration has served at least fifteen years of a determinate or indeterminate sentence and has reached the age of fifty-five or greater, the board shall conduct a hearing pursuant to this section and section two-hundred-fifty nine-I of this article to determine whether such person should be released to community supervision. If the board determines that there is a reasonable probability that, if such person is released, he or she will live and remain at liberty without violating the law and that his or her release is not incompatible with the welfare of society, then the board shall release the person to community supervision even if the person has not served the minimum sentence imposed by the judge.

The bill adds that if release is “not granted, the inmate shall be informed in writing within two weeks of such appearance of the factors and reasons for the denial of such release and the board shall specify a date not more than twenty-four months from such determination for reconsideration, and the procedures to be followed upon reconsideration shall be the same. If release to community supervision is granted, the board shall set release conditions and the provisions of this section shall otherwise apply as though the inmate was released after the completion of his or her minimum sentence.”

Immediate criticism for the proposal poured in. 




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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Release ALL inmates Wrongly placed in jails or prisons nationwide.,
Wrongly accused of said crimes.
Win Win for ALL.
Needed.

Don
Don
1 year ago

Your comment has nothing to do with the mentioned legislation.

kbhret
kbhret
1 year ago

Who determines those “wrongly” incarcerated????
You???

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
1 year ago
Reply to  kbhret

Well, I think we should make Stephen Russell do that.

Rastus
Rastus
1 year ago
Reply to  kbhret

Obama, only if he can get a slice of the action like Biden.

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
1 year ago

Excuse Stephen Russell, he has shit for brains and is mentally retarded. We need to have Hillary sit on his face, a fate worse than death.

markypolo
1 year ago

Stop smoking “pot”, stop watching CNN, and get a JOB! You have become an idi0t.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  markypolo

EXACTLY!!

DianeLynn
DianeLynn
1 year ago

And who is to determine who might be ‘wrongly placed in jails or prisons’? Would that be the victims or just you?
Release the scum and let the victims meet them at the gate with 12 gauge shotguns in their hands and ready to pull the triggers would be my idea of early release.

od39@outlook.com
1 year ago

Your one Dumb ass No not human being. You want Rapists Killers Molesters and Violent crimes released on the innocent people that live by following the law and not go around like son of SAM your a complete asshole Fool your Probably one your self

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

Haven’t you heard the news? They’re all innocent. If you don’t believe it just ask the inmates. So we had better stay ready to defend our homes and families when the poor innocent lambs get released.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Okay how many do you know who were wrongly accused and what proof do you have other than a special interest in those persons .

Vic
Vic
1 year ago

Fine let all these assholes out. We The People will be waiting for them & We The People WILL uphold the law- period! Had enough of the BS from our supposedly elected officials, if they cannot up hold the rule of law We The People will enforce the rule of law. This will get ugly- had enough!!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

*******WRONGLY******* ACCUSED!!!
THE PROVEN GUILTY MUST REMAIN OR GET RID OF THEM ALTOGETHER!

kbhret
kbhret
1 year ago

Release all inmates who murdered a liberal leftist OR a family member of a liberal leftist OR family member of any liberal leftist who concocted this asinine modern day American legislation.
But If the victim was a conservative, the murderer must serve their sentence.

Mcrant
Mcrant
1 year ago

Look up Arthur Shawcross. Sexually molested and killed 2 kids. State could only prove one and they charged manslaughter. He was paroled after 14 years. Then he began raping and murdering 12 women until he was caught and sentenced to life. Too late for those 12. Died in jail 2008.
What about the Austrian man who imprisoned his daughter in a cellar and raped her for 20+ years, forcing her to give birth to 6+ children? There’s a guy who needs parole…he still has that cellar! Only a sex crime.
or the Golden State Killer. Specialized in rape for 20 years. Then started killing in his 40s-50s. Just saying that sex crimes away mean something is screwy in the head. And who came up with 55? Way too young.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Mcrant

Fifty Five is absolutely too young , it is hardly old . I hope whoever dreamed up this silly bullshit is the first victim of those released under this stupid law .