Subway Killer: "Kendra's Law" Not Tough Enough

Saturday, Dec 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM EDT
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Subway Killer: "Kendra's  Law" Not Tough Enough

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A schizophrenic man who shoved a woman beneath a subway train in 1999 says the state should have greater power to forcibly hospitalize psychiatric patients.
 
Andrew Goldstein spoke to the New York Post on Friday at the prison in Fallsburg, where he is serving a 23-year sentence for killing Kendra Webdale.

  Goldstein gave the interview a day after a woman shoved a man to his death at a subway station in Queens.
 
Her identity remains unknown, but witnesses say she was muttering to herself before the attack.
 
After Goldstein's attack, the state passed ``Kendra's Law,'' which allows courts to mandate treatment for the mentally ill. But Goldstein says it doesn't go far enough.
 
Some advocates for the mentally ill say more court-ordered hospitalizations aren't the answer.
 

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