Bronx Justice News: District Attorney Darcel Clark On Criminal Justice Reform Legislation: “The Question Is Not If But How We Implement”
“DA Clark has rightly acknowledged the inevitability of discovery, bail, and speedy trial reform in New York. But acknowledgement of inevitability is not enough. The time for delay and foot-dragging is over,” The Bronx Defenders said in a statement.
“Bronx-residents–particularly those from communities of color–have waited long enough for a criminal legal system that respects the presumption of innocence, ensures basic fairness, and guarantees everyone their day in court. We call on DA Clark to throw her immediate support behind meaningful reforms like Senator Bailey’s discovery bill which will end the ‘blindfold’ law and bring New York in line with other states across the country, from Texas to Massachusetts.”
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