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Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo went out of the office with a bang on Monday, when he granted clemency to David Gilbert, a convicted murderer and member of the terrorist organization Weather Underground.

Gilbert was one of six people who were granted clemency prior to his Aug. 24 effective resignation date. He was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder and four counts of first-degree robbery for stealing $1.6 million from an armored truck in 1981, which led to the deaths of a security guard and two police officers. 

In a statement, Cuomo said Gilbert served 40 years of his 75-to-life sentence, “related to an incident in which he was a driver, not the murderer,” and is the only individual involved in the robbery that remains in prison.  

Gilbert is described as someone who made “significant contributions to AIDS education and prevention programs” during his incarceration.  “He has also worked as a student tutor, law library clerk, paralegal assistant, a teacher’s aide, and an aide for various additional facility programs,” the Twitter statement read.

Cuomo also gave his farewell address on Monday, and continued to deny the allegations of sexual harassment that led to his political demise. 

“There will be another time to talk about the truth and ethics of the recent situation involving me, but let me say now that, when government politicizes allegations and the headlines condemn without facts, you undermine the justice system — and that doesn’t serve women and it doesn’t serve men or society,” Cuomo said.

“Of course, everyone has a right to come forward, and we applaud their bravery and courage in doing so, but allegations must still be scrutinized and verified whether made by a woman or a man,” he went on. “That is our basic justice system.”

He accused Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation against him as “designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic,” and concluded that it worked. “There was a political and media stampede. But the truth will out in time — of that, I am confident.”


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Agostino D.
Agostino D.
2 months ago

Karma is beautiful. That’s what you deserve you p.o.s.

MD Anthony
MD Anthony
2 months ago

Cuomo Says; “when government politicizes allegations and the headlines condemn without facts, you undermine the justice system — and that doesn’t serve women and it doesn’t serve men or society,”
Cuomo forgot to add – unless the target is Trump)

Trimple
Trimple
1 month ago
Reply to  MD Anthony

Or a Republican appointed supreme court justice

Michael McGregor
Michael McGregor
1 month ago
Reply to  Trimple

Those allegations were born out of hard feelings, and went nowhere, because there was no foundation for them! So shove your bitterness toward the Republican’s up your ass and focus on the lies of the current administration!!!

Gerard
Gerard
1 month ago
Reply to  MD Anthony

Exactly.

Michael McGregor
Michael McGregor
1 month ago
Reply to  MD Anthony

IF you are referring to the sexual allegations against Trump during the 2916 Presidential Campaigns, THEY WERE ALL PROVEN TO BE LIES STARTED BY DEMOCRATS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HIS CAMPAIGN SO DROP IT ALREADY!!!

Dano
Dano
1 month ago
Reply to  MD Anthony

MD,
My thoughts exactly, you are right on

Carol Cooper
Carol Cooper
1 month ago

Thank God idiotCuomo is gone now get rid of the midterm JoecBide

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol Cooper

god will continue to bless his puppet cuomo in some higher political position .

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

You really dont understand God at all do you? Just remember God is not mocked!

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

He IS now qualified for the Democrat Presidential nomination!