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ICYMI: NYT: 8 Candidates Compete for a Job That May Involve Prosecuting Trump Dan Quart: “My experience is about not just the rhetoric of reform, but actually achieving it,”

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March 25, 2021
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MANHATTAN - The New York Times reported on Dan Quart’s record of achieving criminal justice reform and discussed the success that progressive candidates for District Attorney have had in other U.S cities recently. Read more below.

New York Times: 8 Candidates Compete for a Job That May Involve Prosecuting Trump

In the decade since Mr. Vance took office in 2010, views of criminal justice have shifted in many urban centers, transforming elections for local prosecutors.

Activists — most prominently those in the Black Lives Matter movement — have used social media platforms to raise awareness of police violence, mass incarceration and racial bias in the justice system.

“We as a general society are seeing on a larger scale how things like police violence are impacting people’s lives,” said Nicole Smith Futrell, a law professor at the City University of New York.

Starting with the election of Kenneth P. Thompson as the Brooklyn district attorney in 2013, voters have rewarded candidates across the country who have focused on prosecutorial and police misconduct.

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Mr. Quart, 47, a seven-term assemblyman and the only candidate with any previous political experience, has argued that he is the only person running who has already changed the system. He points to his role in successful efforts to repeal laws that protected police from accountability and put thousands of people in jail for low-level crimes.

“My experience is about not just the rhetoric of reform, but actually achieving it,” Mr. Quart said.

Read the full article here.

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About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at DanQuart.com and DanQuart.com/Press.