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  • 'Slick Rick' pardon has precedent

    Gov. Paterson's pardon for "Slick Rick" has plentiful precedent. Paterson issued ???a full and unconditional??? pardon to hip-hop pioneer Ricky ???Slick Rick??? Walters, who spent six years in prison for attempted murder and weapons offenses. Walters was relea
  • Gov.: Pardon for "Slick Rick"

    Gov. Paterson has issued his first pardon, for Ricky Walters, aka "Slick Rick," a 1980s rapper who pled guilty in 1991 to attempted murder and weapons charges, did his time, and was released in 1997. He was born in the...

    Back in the swing of things

    I don't know about you, but after all that American Idol and Dancing With the Stars madness, I needed a little bit of a break from reality TV. So it has been a little quiet around here, I have to...

    Tribune: 'Repeal the 2nd Amendment'

    by James Oliphant Reaction in Chicago was fast and mostly furious among city officials to Thursday's Supreme Court decision that found a constitutional right to gun ownership and struck down Washington D.C.'s ban on handguns. While Mayor Richard M. Daley....

    Silver: Eating pretzels during sex complaint? (Corrected)

    Several years ago, Speaker Sheldon Silver's chief counsel Michael Boxley pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an Assembly aide in 2003, which led to disclosure of an earlier, similar incident involving an aide named Elizabeth Crothers. She had complained...