EDITORIAL: Hi-Ho, Silver. Away!

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves his office at the Capitol building in Albany on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after a second day of democratic conference to discuss his future as leader.
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves his office at the Capitol building in Albany on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after a second day of democratic conference to discuss his future as leader.

New Yorkers got a modicum of justice, and corrupt New York politicians got a clear warning, after convicted felon Sheldon Silver was sent back to federal prison after two days of freedom.

Silver, the former state Assembly speaker and one of the three most powerful politicians in the state for many years, was sentenced last August to 6-1/2 years in prison for trading legislation for millions in business revenue.

But just eight months into his sentence, he was released earlier this week with the possibility he would serve out the remainder his sentence in his luxury home(s).

Many, including the people who prosecuted him and editorial boards across the state including ours, framed his early release as a stark example of favoritism for the powerful and wealthy, and called it a miscarriage of justice.

Well, on Thursday, the authorities that decide such matters reversed course and ordered Silver back to prison.

For a moment, at least, justice has once again prevailed.

Categories: Editorial, Opinion

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David Bianchi

For a moment, at least, justice has once again prevailed.

(If Only I could Afford Justice..)

There is Also the Problem of One’s that Get Elected to Higher Office in which they think They Are Above The Law! Having the Legal Bullying Powers of Doing As They Wish! I Wouldn’t Have Believed It Without Witnessing It First Hand!
Therefore, I Will Repeat Again..
Corruption in Schenectady? No Way!
Barrett Village, Eminent Domain! On Vacant Lots with No Buildings on them with the Mayor Calling Them Blight!
Along with Taxes Payed in Full on the Vacant Lots Illegally Ordered Sent Back!
In Which the City Couldn’t Foreclose on for Unpaid Taxes!
All, After Initial Threats by City Lawyers To Sell the Property Cheap! or They Will Just Go Through the City and Take it!
For a Row of Town Houses Selling for $260,000.00 each!
Schenectady Gate!!
Lord, Please, That’s All I ask is Let Me Have My Day in Court to Expose These Bunch of Corrupt Politicians that Run this City!!
I Understand that Chalking Up or Destruction of Property is a Crime!
What about Property Owning Rights ???

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