On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law giving the state complete authority to prosecute anyone that has committed a crime and given a presidential pardon.
Here’s another blatant example of the Democrats upending long-standing rule of law because they hate Pres. Trump. Now they are changing the law on double jeopardy in the state of New York. They really do think that they are superior to everyone and can do whatever they want when they take control of the government, in this case, it is New York. Just like they are doing in California eliminating second amendment protections.
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The Democrats really do think that we live in a total democracy and not a republic that has protections for the minority party and independents. Mob rule is not in effect in the US. They want that they should go to China or Russia.
The bill effectively closes a double jeopardy loophole that usually prevents individuals charged on the federal level from being prosecuted by a state for the same offense. The measure was written to specifically target former Trump administration officials who may receive a pardon, an idea the president has regularly suggested for aides who have run afoul of the law.
“No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to criminality, no matter who seeks to protect them,” Cuomo said in a statement Wednesday. “The closure of this egregious loophole gives prosecutors the ability to stand up against any abuse of power, and helps ensure that no politically motivated, self-serving action is sanctioned under law.
The law goes into effect immediately and applies to all past and future offenses. New York officials will be able to prosecute any pardoned individual who served in the executive branch, worked for a president’s election or transition team or for a for-profit or nonprofit group controlled by a president.
President are able to pardon only federal crimes, not those committed at the state level. [Huff Post]
Being tried twice for the same crime is illegal folks, looking for a huge waste of taxpayer money, and maybe criminal charges against New York state governor.
By the way, Barack Obama held the record for pardons by any President. If this NY Law becomes Law and the US Supreme Court agrees with it, hundreds of pardoned people should start getting nervous.
#BREAKING: I just signed legislation closing New York's double jeopardy loophole, authorizing the state to prosecute individuals pardoned by a president.
No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to criminality, no matter who seeks to protect them.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 16, 2019
“No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to criminality, no matter who seeks to protect them?” So, what about those that harbor illegal immigrants? Tip-off illegals that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) coming? Refuse to work with ICE? This list is long.
While I agree no one is above the law, this also looks like NY is changing laws to target certain people, especially anyone that Pres. Trump pardons, which is his prerogative.
That is why this new law will not hold up in court. You cannot make laws targeting certain people and turn a blind eye to others. For example, would Cuomo be passing this law if Trump was not president? Then the next argument would be, “why does this law not pertain to everyone?” You can easily make the argument that Cuomo is passing a law to target trump because “no one is above the law,” yet I just gave you just a couple of examples those that are.
Why are these people so determined to go after Pres. Trump? How about legislating something for the people? Are things that good under Trump with the economy and everything else that legislators can focus on things that are not designed to improve the lives of voters? What about Healthcare? taxes? etc etc. Things are so messed up.
Like we have candidates talking about paying off student debt and making college free, yet no one talks about how bad our educational systems are. Why does it matter if schools are free if kids can’t read past the 6th-grade level or can’t do transitional math? Maybe kids would not have debt issues if schools properly educated them to keep a job or competent enough to get a good paying one. Our elected officials in the legislatures are letting us down.
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