“Meting out justice with sympathy”: The race for NY District Attorney
Prof. Cynthia Alkon posted on the ADR Prof Blog about the race for NY District Attorney, a race among three candidates advocating problem-solving courts!
Excerpt from blog post: http://www.indisputably.org/?p=400
"Imagine a race for District Attorney where the lead candidates talk about alternative ways to handle criminal cases, including problem solving courts, and are not simply competing to see who will be “tougher” on crime. This seems to be happening in New York City. The three contenders for District Attorney in next week’s Democratic primary reportedly agree that treatment programs can be better options than incarceration, at least in some cases. The Democratic primary will decide which of the three candidates will stand for the general election to replace the incumbent, Robert Morgenthau, who is stepping down after over thirty years in office."
The full article is available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/nyregion/09snyder.html