Mar 15, 2011

NY: Greens Decry Two-Party State as "Organized Crime" Racket

From the Green Party NYS:

The Green Party of New York said today that state Democratic and Republican Parties have become an organized crime family at the State Capitol.
“Rather than starting the legislation session with the pledge of allegiance, state legislators and the Governor should submit to a lie detector test as to whether or not they have solicited any bribes or kickbacks that day. The indictment rate of state legislators exceeds that of the mafia, but instead of hearing lawmakers demand investigations and reforms to clean up the corruption, they make poor people get fingerprinted to get a few crumbs,” said Howie Hawkins, the recent Green Party candidate for Governor.
Hawkins noted that with today’s criminal indictment of Senator Carl Kruger, three of the four so-called Amigos who threw the State Senate into chaos over the last year have been criminally indicted. Assemblymember Boyland was also indicted today. Krueger is the second corruption case involving State Senators in the last three months, following former Senator Leibell who pled guilty to corruption.
Hawkins said the skyrocketing rate of criminal indictments and convictions of state lawmakers was just the tip of the iceberg . . .

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