Monday, April 10, 2017

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REGARDING
RAISING THE AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN NY STATE TO 18

"A struggle for righteousness had a victory last night as my neighbor and representative in Albany, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie,  brokered an agreement that will by and large lead to boys and girls no longer being tried and incarcerated  in the adult criminal justice system," said Council Member Andy King (12th C.D./Bronx). "I thank Speaker Heastie, Governor Cuomo, Senators Stewart-Cousins, Klein and Bailey, and the countless champions of this movement that stuck their necks out for this issue during the past week and did the right thing. The people of New York are finally in the 21st century on this issue and it's time for the good people of North Carolina to follow suit."