MANHATTAN - Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney Dan Quart discussed the tragic shooting on the Upper East Side earlier this week with Our Town. Quart, a representative of the East Side for over 10 years, explained why this continuation of gun violence in New York City requires someone who will tackle this issue with all tools available, not just the narrow strategies that former prosecutors often rely on.
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Assembly Member Dan Quart, who is also in the running to become Manhattan’s District Attorney, said the shooting was a “tragic continuation” of a rise in gun violence over the past year and addressing the trend would be a top concern if elected to be the borough’s prosecutor.
“If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t continue using the same narrow set of tools to tackle gun violence – we must think bigger to keep our families safe and restore public safety,” said Quart. “Taking guns off the street, helping precincts solve gun cases, and finally addressing the root causes of violence will all be part of how I keep families safe as District Attorney.”
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