Village Voice: Vance’s DAs Won’t Stop Throwing the Book at Petty Crime

A new project, Court Watch NYC — a collaboration among VOCAL-NY, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and 5 Boro Defenders — recently started placing volunteer observers in Manhattan and Brooklyn courtrooms to ensure that Vance and Gonzalez are following through on their campaign promises. Organizers say they hope to “shift court practices and culture” through community-driven accountability, and to eventually release data on how prosecutors are actually implementing their office’s policies.

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