It takes a real piece of work to veto a piece of compassionate legislation that was supported by 100% of the State House, 100% of the State Senate and the Attorney General.
Whitmer has decided to place personal vendettas ahead of just compensation to help the wrongfully incarcerated get their lives back together.
This action by Whitmer is heartless and cruel.
Thankfully, there is a decent shot the Legislature will override her veto.The veto will have a devastating impact on exonerees like Richard Phillips, who was imprisoned for 45 years on armed robbery and murder charges, his lawyer Gabi Silver said. The nation’s longest-serving exoneree, Phillips goes to trial in the Court of Claims for his compensation in June.
“It's horrific to think we could go to trial and win and then there’s no money to pay this man,” Silver said. “He’ll be waiting for politicians to finish playing their games.”
Silver represents others who are awaiting trial to claim their compensation from the state.
“They’re all traumatized and damaged by what happened to them and to drag this nonsense out is just beyond me,” she said.
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Counting down the time for Whitmer's apologists to rush to her defense: