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Have you heard about this a group of convicted criminals suing.
Former New York governor George for -- for placing them in psychiatric hospitals after.
They serve jail sentences -- used to now abolish lauded.
Help keep them locked up believing they were still a threat and the governor may have been right.
Some of the men behind lawsuit have actually been arrested again.
So do they have a case let's talk to our Fox News legal analyst Peter -- In junior yeah I've read this up and down I know the former governor George the tacky who will -- viewpoint -- do a couple of boards.
-- in this state he was a strong law and order governor in the state.
Who ended a string of folks who were not -- a law and order including his predecessor go -- governor Mario Cuomo.
And what governor Pataki did because the democratic legislature -- act.
Let's enact a body of provisions.
By which people who are violent sexual predators -- meaning the people who actually suing governor protecting internal court now.
Those people who had engaged in terrible acts with children -- a step children.
On multiple occasions attempted murder the worst vile acts -- can't even discuss that -- this morning he's saying.
If they're violent sexual predators and our mental health system so determines what can we do to civilly confine them to continue to treat them.
Until they're ready to go out in the streets and that's been upheld by the Supreme Court.
-- A bunch of these guys a couple who are in jail I think three out of the six players are urged her in jail right now are saying no we want money from the state we won't listen governor protecting.
For doing their job for making a public policy decisions so the question I asked this morning is have we turned over the keys to the asylum.
To the nuts.
And -- have we -- things around when a governor who's acting in good faith is tried to impose a criminal justice initiative a mental health initiative.
That's a -- with -- By the democratic legislature.
So he stands in the -- in federal district court.
Fighting against these folks so a real briefly they say well we've served our time you -- -- -- around.
Civil confinement by which violent sexual predators.
Undergo physical examinations in New York State to psychiatric examinations -- had the capacity for hearing.
Can be civilly.
Confined we have that law on the books now in a different form it's an eighteen or twenty states around the country it's been upheld in federal courts in the Supreme Court.
Here these plaintiffs these former violent sexual predators are saying.
You didn't comply with the law in the way that we think and our rights have been.
Violated and so now governor doing what he thinks best a duly elected governor is on the -- and I think that's wrong.
All right let's do it happens keep us posted on this in federal court all right Peter thank you good to see --
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