Thursday, May 12, 2005

NY Dems Court Repeat Sex Offender Vote

With many sexual predators being let out of jail only to strike again, Republican District Attorney Jeanine Pirro took a stand to put these criminals behind locked doors so they will not have a chance strike again. The New York Senate passed a bill 58-2 which would lock up a violent sexual predator in a mental health facility after they are finished with their time in prison if experts find the predator is likely to strike again.

"Make no mistake. These people are coming out, and they're walking freely among us," - Republican DA Jeanine Pirro

Thousands of petitions were delivered to members of the Senate and Assembly urging them to vote for the Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators bill. While the Republican controlled Senate passed the bill, Democrats in the Assembly took a absurd stand with the sexual predators claiming the bill "is nothing more than a smoke screen that is intended to make the Assembly Democrats look soft on crime," according to Peter Rivera (D-Bronx). Following Pierro's press conference, where she slammed the Democrat's inaction, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), called for public hearings on the idea of civil confinement.

Slant Point notes the AP's bias on display in it's headline.