Tomorrow Morning, an NYC First: DA Candidates Debate Traffic Justice

After this fall’s local elections, there’s going to be a change at the top of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for the first time in a generation. The retirement of long-time DA Robert Morgenthau signals a welcome opportunity to get tougher on traffic crime and approach deadly driving as a serious threat to public safety. So tomorrow’s debate on traffic justice is a big deal: In a first for New York City, the three Democratic candidates running to succeed Morgenthau will discuss "their views on vehicular crimes and the role of the District Attorney’s office in protecting New Yorkers from reckless and dangerous drivers."

To hear what the candidates have to say, head over to the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street) tomorrow morning. The debate gets underway at 8:30 a.m., with Streetsblog Editor-in-Chief Aaron Naparstek introducing the event and Jonathan Oberman, director of Cardozo’s Criminal Defense Clinic, moderating the candidates’ discussion.

  • Once again, I encourage everyone to attend, to bring friends, and to spread the word about the event. It could really make an impression on the candidates if the place is full.

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