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NY: Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct

Vol. 10/No 526 June 23, 2021
Historic Legislation Establishing a New Culture of Accountability
in New York State Criminal Justice

Last Thursday June 17th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation overwhelming passed by the NY State Assembly and Senate establishing the New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct.

“Bill Bastuk, founder and chair of the non-traditional criminal justice coalition It Could Happen To You stated:

“This has been a long 8-year fight to hold prosecutors accountable for professional misconduct that steals liberty from the innocent, leaves the true criminal on the streets and costs municipalities millions in wrongful conviction settlements”.

The Commission will deter this misconduct and put an end to a system that rewards bad actors with new leading roles in the office of the District Attorney. When prosecutors violate their own rules, as in any other profession, there must be consequences. We must wipe out a system of promotions and increased pensions for those involved in wrongful convictions and prosecutions.

It Could Happen To You and the exonerees who have tirelessly walked the halls of the state capital thank the Governor, Assemblyman Nick Perry, Senator Jammel Bailey and former NY State Senator John DeFrancisco for their un-relenting leadership in bringing this eternal mission to establish the Commission to a legislative conclusion.

The Governor, State Legislature and State Supreme Court Justice should now proceed quickly to nominate their required appointments to the Commission and adequately fund the Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct in 2022 State Budget.  A Commission without the qualified legal staff to investigate, is a paper Commission.”

Click on the attached link to review the legislation and learn more about this bill.

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They’re not the only folks making the point.

Will this help get the prosecutor suspended or disbarred from the Bar Assn? Hope so. Brady Violations are baaaad if substantiated. First good move I have seen outta Albany by pen in recent memory.

Obstruction of justice, misuse of power, falsifying court documents, destroying court documents.
Sonoma county California courts took a 1979 burglary charge that I went to prison in Oregon for in 1980-81 and changed the original offense to a sex crime, then used it against me to enhance the fake sex crime in California to place me on the sex offender registry in California, 34 years ago.
This is a crime against humanity.
And yes, I have all the proof, in fact, it’s in the actual court records still to this very day.
Will it ever stop
All of you should check your court documents to ensure the “system” has not done the same to you.

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