Politico.com points out NY voters belief in due process and that indicted pols are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law (and not public opinion).

"They may have won their midterms on Tuesday, but for a handful of newly reelected New York lawmakers, their next hurdle is avoiding prison time.

New York voters overwhelmingly reelected four lawmakers — one to Congress and three to the state Legislature — who are under federal criminal indictments."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/4-indicted-ny-pols-win-reelection-112572.html#ixzz3IE4202KK

Those who claim that the indictments are racially motivated or disproportionately focused on black lawmakers should note that Rep. Grimm and State Senator Libous are white men.


Michael Benjamin is a consultant, an op-ed contributor and a former state legislator.