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  • NY Has Tentative Deal on Gun Control: AP

    01/14/2013 8:43:00 AM PST · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    AP and 4NewYork (MSLSD) ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    People familiar with the internal negotiations say Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have a tentative deal to enact the nation's first gun control measure following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
  • Lawyers Fight for Release of Sex Criminals

    11/03/2005 6:11:56 AM PST · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 455+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Nov 3, 7:56 AM EST | By SAMUEL MAULL
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for 12 sex criminals who are being held in mental hospitals after their prison sentences ended complained to a judge Wednesday that the state is holding them illegally, a charge the state's lawyer denied. The sex offenders were ordered held by Gov. George Pataki, who had sought for years to get a law passed that would allow civil confinement of sex offenders when their sentences end. Pataki's plan extends the state's involuntary commitment law, normally used for the mentally ill, to sexual predators. It requires offenders nearing the end of their sentences to undergo an...