My heart is bursting. On the eve of my first child's birth, my dad – who's been in prison nearly my entire life – was granted clemency.
He never intended harm, yet his crime devastated many families.
My heart breaks for the families that can never get their loved ones back.
— Chesa Boudin 博徹思 (@chesaboudin) August 24, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted the sentences of four people convicted of murder as one of his last acts as governor.
“The march towards a more fair, more just, more equitable, and more empathetic New York State is a long one, but every step forward we can take it [sic] worthwhile and important,” Cuomo said in a press release. “These clemencies make clear the power of redemption, encourage those who have made mistakes to engage in meaningful rehabilitation, and show New Yorkers that we can work toward a better future. I thank all the volunteer attorneys representing clemency applicants for their dedication and service to justice.”
Additionally, 76-year old David Gilbert, who was convicted of second-degree murder and four counts of first-degree robbery in 1983, saw his case referred to the Parole Board.
Gilbert is the Weather Underground convict father of San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, who is currently killing his city.
The Weather Underground committed a number of terrorist bombings against the United States, including the Capitol and Pentagon. They declared war against the United States and actually killed people.
Cuomo have one of them clemency on his way out.
But I’m supposed to be concerned about people waving flags in the US Capitol Building and cursing at politicians.
Um… fuck no.