4 indicted N.Y. pols win re-election – POLITICO.com


Politico.com points out NY voters belief in due process and that indicted pols are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law (and not public opinion).

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"They may have won their midterms on Tuesday, but for a handful of newly reelected New York lawmakers, their next hurdle is avoiding prison time.

New York voters overwhelmingly reelected four lawmakers — one to Congress and three to the state Legislature — who are under federal criminal indictments."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/4-indicted-ny-pols-win-reelection-112572.html#ixzz3IE4202KK

Those who claim that the indictments are racially motivated or disproportionately focused on black lawmakers should note that Rep. Grimm and State Senator Libous are white men.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/4-indicted-ny-pols-win-reelection-112572.html?hp=l18

Michael Benjamin is a consultant, an op-ed contributor and a former state legislator.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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