|Posted by Pete Healey on August 29, 2012 at 7:05 AM|
Vito Lopez has finally been sanctioned for his predatory behavior toward women. The state Assemblyman, and chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, has been going to and from Albany for 28 years and been groping and taking advantage of women who worked for him for just as long.
Poor Shirley Huntley, the State Senator, was caught up in a scam of her own making. Instead of demanding an end to Vito Lopez' atrocious behavior toward women, Shirley used the perks of her powerful office to create a "funding opportunity". Shirley funnelled money into a not-for-profit's front door and then waited out back for it make it's way through the building.
These two are just the latest examples of the problem that is called redistricting. You know, the issue that Andrew Cuomo swore he would struggle with and then made a deal and gave the legislature a pass? Yeah, that's the one. It isn't only a problem because the Republicans get to keep the State Senate by drawing districts that are so outrageous only a Republican would win. Every incumbent, except one or two, is declared safe in this process and that includes the likes of Vito and Shirley. That's the real problem, while the safe seats multiply the cheaters continue their cheating ways. Andrew Cuomo is as much the problem here as Vito and Shirley.