Prosecutors Designate 2-Block Section A 'No Plea' Zone

In the designated no-plea zone, the rules are new and tougher, and they are sending out a strong message: Commit a crime and you'll do the time.
March 13, 2004, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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No more plea bargains would be made for anybody arrested in the neighborhood, where cocaine customers lined up to make buys in what had become an open-air drug market. " The no-plea-bargain policy and other efforts by a neighborhood improvement group have chased away the cocaine dealers and their customers.It was a revolutionary change for City Court, where plea bargains are so much a part of the fabric of the judicial system that few defendants ever get convicted as charged, and most walk out with no criminal record."

Thanks to Bernie Wagenblast

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Published on Monday, March 8, 2004 in The Buffalo News
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