Liliana Segura is a writer based in Brooklyn.
At 8:45 a.m. on a frigid January morning, the protesters are warming up:
Mic Check! Mic Check!
On January 30 in a Brooklyn federal court, the twelve jurors assigned to decide the fate of 24-year old Ronnell Wilson finished deliberating, and went with death. It might have been a dramatic conclusion to a fairly traditional death penalty caseexcept that the trial never belonged in federal court to begin with.
On June 1st, amid talk of teacher layoffs, hospital closings, and MTA cuts, Gov. David Paterson took to a microphone in Manhattan and announced the All Crimes DNA Bill, which he described as a small investment in dollars, and a huge investment in the security and safety of New York State."
Kenneth Foster’s time is running out.