At 8:45 a.m. on a frigid January morning, the protesters are warming up: Mic Check! Mic Check!
On June 1st, amid talk of teacher layoffs, hospital closings, and MTA cuts, Gov. David Paterson took to a microphone in Manhattan and announced the All Crimes DNA Bill, which he described as a small investment in dollars, and a huge investment in the security and safety of New York State."
On January 30 in a Brooklyn federal court, the twelve jurors assigned to decide the fate of 24-year old Ronnell Wilson finished deliberating, and went with death. It might have been a dramatic conclusion to a fairly traditional death penalty caseexcept that the trial never belonged in federal court to begin with.