2nd Amendment, Politics

Convicted Murderer Wins Office in New York (as a Dem)

A lifelong East Harlem resident, Gibbs grew up in the NYCHA Johnson Houses, where he was raised by a single mother.

His candidacy is historic in another respect: if elected, Gibbs may be the first state lawmaker to have served time in prison. He was convicted of manslaughter in 1988 for fatally shooting a man who was attacking him at the Johnson Houses, and served more than four years in prison before being released early, as the Daily News reported during Gibbs’s 2010 run for Assembly. Read more…

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