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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — In June 2020, in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black and Brown people, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order … more
The sheriff’s office police reform and reinvention survey would be a hoot—if it weren’t so seriously deficient. Out of a county of over 75,000, 362 responded to the 13-question … more
The Sullivan County Legislature will host two opportunities for public comment in the coming week regarding the Sheriff’s Office’s Police Reform and Reinvention Plan. more
HARRISBURG, PA — Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2021 budget address from within his home in Harrisburg, rather than in the state Capitol in front of other politicians and officials. He … more
MONTICELLO, NY — On the plus side, the protesters left their torches and pitchforks at home, electing instead to show up with homemade signs and a bullhorn to effectively break up a press … more
There is nothing wrong with philanthropy. Charities exist to advance the common good. While not all charities achieve their mission, many do, and many meet their annual goals. We donate to these … more
NEW YORK STATE — Video of the murder of George Floyd and footage of officers attacking mostly peaceful protesters in cities has rocketed around the world, sparking more protests and … more
If the New York Legislature approves the budget worked out in a deal with Governor Andrew Cuomo, some of the bail reforms that were passed last year would be modified. The changes will allow for cash … more
The new discovery law in criminal cases mandating that the prosecution must reveal all of its evidence within 15 days of arraignment is yet another example of Albany being out of touch with reality, … more
MONTICELLO, NY — A trio of Sullivan County public safety officials criticized the bail reforms that became law on January 1. With these reforms, imposing bail on people who commit most … more
The issue of bail is nothing new and has been a legal issue since the beginning of our great country. After 40 years of experience in Sullivan County Court, I witnessed what the new law means to … more
Bail reform in New York State was meant to address an imbalance in the state’s judicial system. Wealthy people, even wealthy people who have committed crimes, could get out of jail if they … more
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HARRISBURG, PA — Leaders in the PA House of Representatives announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to … more
ALBANY, NY — The New York State legislature in April passed criminal justice reforms that will significantly alter the system of bail in the state and will go into effect on January 1, 2020. … more
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