New Yorkers who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime joined with supporting elected officials outside of City Hall on Monday to demand that Gov. Kathy Hochul pen legislation that would help aid them in overturning convictions.
“Sign the bill! Sign the bill!” Demonstrators called out from behind a large banner just after noon on Oct. 2., which was commemorated as Wrongful Conviction Day. According to those championing the Wrongful Conviction Bill, the legislation would lower the barrier for people wrongfully convicted of crimes.