Gratified to have received a Not Guilty verdict in New York Supreme Court yesterday on a Burglary in the Second Degree indictment for a very young client. My heartfelt thanks go out to our jurors in a difficult case where both fingerprint evidence and an alleged statement were at issue. The celebration was bittersweet given the lack of resources for immediate assistance for those individuals released from custody after trial. Not everyone has a home and a family to go back to; we have to try to do better for the young people in our communities who are on their own and struggling to make it. Jail is not the answer; Prison is not the answer…we simply need more options!
“Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.” — Robert Frost