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What would Manhattan DA candidates do about violent crime?

What would Manhattan DA candidates do about violent crime?
In an era of unrest and cries for social justice, the eight declared candidates for Manhattan District Attorney have, to varying degrees, embraced progressive prosecutorial agendas — aiming to reduce the focus on incarceration in favor of more lenient alternatives, social services, and greater scrutiny of police officers. These efforts are laudable, but the recent increase in violent crime raises concerns about how far we can go before negatively impacting public safety.

These efforts are laudable, but the recent increase in violent crime raises concerns about how far we can go before negatively impacting public safety.As is the unfortunate case with most violent crime, these incidents have tended towards lower-income communities in the northern half of Manhattan.Which candidates in next June’s primaries are best situated to address the increasing problem of violent crime?To find out, I asked each candidate the same question: What is your top strategy to reduce violent crime in Manhattan?

And the violent crime total does not include another 2,455 burglaries, which although not considered violent crimes, terrify most of us.” Her strategy to reduce violent crime is to find alternatives to incarceration driven by “evidence-based solutions.

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