Tag: Krasner, Larry (1961- )

Every D.A. in America Should Open a Sentence Review Unit

What can we do to shrink our prison population, the world’s largest? Most answers to that question point forward: They look to reduce future arrests, prosecutions and sentences. But such changes, while desperately needed, do nothing for the hundreds of thousands of people who are already serving long sentences in America’s expensive and overcrowded prison […]

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Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney

In 1991, the year Richard Brown began a nearly 28-year tenure as Queens district attorney, crack had turned New York neighborhoods into battlegrounds and 2,154 people were murdered in the city. Mr. Brown and other law enforcement officials responded with, among other tactics, aggressive prosecutions that filled prisons and devastated generations of black and Hispanic […]

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