Factors include badly worded state law, flawed NYPD investigations, juries comprised of drivers, and, let's face it, a general sense that vehicular crimes are not treated with the same level of seriousness as other crimes.
The Queens Beep still refuses to join her colleagues in condemning the community board member and city employee, who said at a public meeting that pedestrians “deserve” to die if they cross the street while looking at their phones.
Tiffany Cabán, who has vowed to shake up the Queens district attorney's office if elected, is the best candidate on livable streets issues and combating road violence, according to the city's street safety political action committee.
Mostly, the seven Democrats vying for the Democratic nomination on June 25 have been focusing on what many believe are traditional law-and-order issues. But Streetsblog grilled them all on the most basic quality-of-life issues facing our community: street safety.