Criminal Justice and Courts

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TONIGHT: Bronx District Attorney Candidates Forum, 7PM

(Bronx, N.Y. – October 27, 2015) Tonight, candidates for Bronx District Attorney, Republican Robert Siano and Democrat Judge Darcel D. Clark (invited, not confirmed) will participate in a Candidates’ Forum, hosted by Discovery for Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on nonpartisan […]

Today’s Verdict: LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING

Today’s Verdict: LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING

LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING by David P. Lesch, Esq. I am a huge fan of good intentions.  Unfortunately good intentions do not always produce good results.  Case in point, during the 1970’s and 80’s an increase in violent crime coupled […]

De Blasio Tackles Inequality By Launching The Bail Lab

De Blasio Tackles Inequality By Launching The Bail Lab

City to Test Bail Alternatives and Payment Strategies, Expand Data on Defendants’ Risk   Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Bail Lab, the next step in the City’s strategy to reform New York City’s bail system by avoiding unnecessary […]