Gov. Cuomo looks to change trying teens as adults

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MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast was joined by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at MTA New York City Transit Headquarters on Thu., October 24, 2013 to announce a joint campaign to promote tourism in areas that have recovered from Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York should be ashamed to be one of two states that treats 16 and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal liability.

Yesterday ,advocates for treating minors as minors in the criminal justice system gathered in Albany to ask for change.

Cuomo said as the nation’s progressive leader we must raise the age.

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