NY authorizes prosecution of crooks pardoned by Trump

Shows Pence how to pardon himself [Trump] after impeachment

❝ Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he signed legislation…to close New York’s double jeopardy legal loophole that protects individuals who are pardoned by a President from being prosecuted at the state level for the same offense. This key reform, which was an Attorney General’s program bill, gives New York prosecutors discretion to pursue prosecution of criminal acts where they have jurisdiction.

❝ “No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to criminality, no matter who seeks to protect them,” Governor Cuomo said. “The closure of this egregious loophole gives prosecutors the ability to stand up against any abuse of power, and helps ensure that no politically motivated, self-serving action is sanctioned under law. I thank the Attorney General Letitia James for her work to advance this much-needed reform and by signing it into law we are taking another step toward a stronger, fairer and more just Empire State for all.”

❝ The statutory change takes effect immediately and applies to future and past offenses, provided the person has not already been tried or entered a plea.

Trump has done everything but publicly pledge to use his pardon power to allow friends and associates off the hook. Now, the Double Jeopardy jailbreak is closed in New York.

DUI felon pardoned by Hayley Barbour facing charges of repeat DUI – as a hit and run killer!

One of the men controversially pardoned earlier this year by Mississippi’s outgoing governor could land back behind bars after being charged with driving drunk and causing an accident that killed an 18-year-old girl.

A Pontotoc County, Mississippi, grand jury has charged Harry Bostick with drunken driving leading to a death, felony drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident where a death occurred, according to the indictment filed on Thursday and obtained Monday by CNN. The accident happened in October.

If convicted, Bostick could be sentenced to at least 30 years in prison…

The former Internal Revenue Service investigator was one of nearly 200 convicted criminals, including four murderers, who Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned shortly before leaving office earlier this year. The pardons elicited an uproar, with Attorney General Jim Hood leading a charge to overturn them. But after legal challenges, they were upheld…

Mississippi judges know who butters their political bread.

When he received the pardon in January, the convicted DUI felon still sat in an Oxford, Mississippi, jail cell, awaiting formal charges for the arrest tied to that case.

Barbour had said that he wasn’t aware of Bostick’s October 2011 DUI arrest when he chose to pardon him. But e-mails obtained by CNN show that the governor’s office did, in fact, know about it.

Barbour’s office was even urged by a lawyer in the firm that represented Bostick not to issue the pardon, according to the e-mails.

The good ol’ boy network produces the kind of results you expect. A sleazy governor releases a prisoner who reoffends and kills an innocent girl. Anyone think good ol’ Hayley Barbour will accept any responsibility for that?