MANHATTAN - As District Attorney, Dan Quart will not seek life sentences without the possibility of parole, which are effectively death sentences. He spoke with The Appeal about how he would approach sentencing, explaining why life sentences are death sentences by a different means, and how these overly harsh punishments provide no public safety benefit.
Assemblymember Dan Quart said he would set up a “rebuttable presumption” of not seeking a sentence longer than 20 years, adding he would be “unlikely” to overturn it; he has told the Political Report he would consider doing so in “extreme cases, such as mass shootings and domestic terrorism.” [...]
“Life without parole is a death sentence, and it’s capital punishment by different means,” Quart said.
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