Monday, January 28, 2008

Free Pass

Good news for murderers, rapists and other injury-inducing creeps: thanks to the Spitzer administration, a doctor’s note may be all you need to get out of your maximum-security home and out on the streets of the great state of New York!

The 2008-2009 budget proposed by Governor Steamroller includes a plan to free state inmates jailed for violent crimes instead of treating them for an illness. You can call it the Sick, then Skip plan. Coming soon to a street corner near you!

The NY Post on the Sick, then Skip plan:

What’s even more interesting is that at a recent Rensselaer County Legislature meeting, Spitzer’s defender, Deputy Minority Leader Keith Hammond, said he and legislative Democrats had been assured by a representative of the governor there are no plans to increase the early release of violent offenders.

This now seems like a stunning statement, except when you consider how truth-challenged the Spitzer administration has been since taking office.

Big Bump

As the governor plans to free more violent offenders, he will be paying District Attorneys even more to win convictions so criminals can qualify for early release. District Attorneys, including Rensselaer County District Attorney McNally, would qualify for at least a $30,000 annual bump in their salary under the governor’s budget proposal.