Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Parker guilty of misdemeanors

From Capitol Tonight:

A jury has found Sen. Kevin Parker guilty of two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and he faces two years in jail, Josh Robin of NY1 reports.

That means the Brooklyn Democrat will not automatically lose his seat, which would have occurred had he been found guilty of a felony.

However, as you’ll recall, former Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s colleagues set a precedent when they expelled him in the wake of his conviction on a misdemeaor charge of assaulting his girlfriend.

So, it will be interesting to see how senators rationalize not seeking to oust Parker from the chamber (assuming they don’t).


Anonymous said...

I think he angered enough Dems to warrant expulsion. But voters are idiota and re-elect him when he runs for his old seat.

Hopefully the expulsion will prevent Sampson from walking around with him like he is important and prevent any future committees to have Parker's oversight

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Anonymous said...

he was obviosly guilty of a felony and slid.He needs to do some jail time and he needs to be ousted from his seat!

Anonymous said...

People like Parker are elected by an uninformed/ignorant electorate, too busy to do their own thinking. After all it's easier to elect the party rather than the candidate.