Thursday, March 26, 2009

Manhattan DA Race


Robert Morgenthau's retirement means that the race to be the next Manhattan District Attorney will be a spirited one. This is a link to a group interview with the three declared candidates: Leslie Crocker Snyder, Cy Vance Jr. and Richard Aborn. The interview covers many topics including the death penalty, gun control, white-collar crime and Rockefeller drug reform. One of the things that all three candidates seem to agree on is the need for a more innovative approach to justice from the DA's office. All three voice their support for more aggressive outreach to the community. There is also talk of more community courts for Manhattan.