A lot of people prohibited from gun ownership will now able to buy guns. And one more reason you don't need to worry about crimes you commit as a minor.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday he would seek to pardon thousands of people convicted of nonviolent crimes as teenagers in an attempt to remove a major obstacle to securing employment, housing and education.
The executive action stems from Cuomo's broader "Raise the Age Campaign," an effort to change New York law that requires 16- and 17-year-old criminal defendants to be tried as adults.
New York is one of only two states, along with North Carolina, that prosecutes all 16-year-olds as adults.
Cuomo said he would invite anyone who was convicted of a nonviolent felony or misdemeanor at age 16 or 17 to apply for pardons, as long as they have remained crime-free for 10 years.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Taking Away Incentives To Behave
From 12/21/15 Reuters: