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NYSACDL Statement on the Passage of Criminal Justice Reforms in the NYS Budget

Monday, April 1, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Van Ort
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On this historic day, NYSACDL President Lori Cohen released the following statement:

“Today, the Governor and the New York State Legislature passed landmark and historic criminal justice reform which will ensure that all New Yorkers will have a fair, balanced criminal justice system - one that will end the scourge of wrongful prosecutions and convictions and take a crucial step towards addressing the deep racial inequity present in the criminal justice system. Criminal Justice is not only about convicting the guilty but protecting the innocent and achieving true due process.

The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers applauds the NYS Assembly, Senate and Governor, their respective staffs, and specifically Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Senator Jamaal Bailey, and Governor Andrew Cuomo, for their vision and dedication to criminal justice reform. These momentous reforms will end “trial by ambush” and provide for a more meaningful and functional process of justice in the State of New York.

New York State is now, and should always remain, the leader on these issues. NYSACDL will continue to work to insure that all those charged with a crime face a fair criminal justice system.”


Mark I. Cohen says...
Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Well done Lori!