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  • Brooklyn District Attorney Candidates Address Criminal Justice Reform at Forum

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    Brooklyn DA candidates at Thursday's forum (photo: @FaithinNewYork)


    The candidates for the Brooklyn District Attorney race gathered at St. Francis College in Brooklyn on Thursday for a forum hosted by criminal justice and civil rights advocacy groups, focusing on contentious issues revolving around criminal justice in the borough. Five candidates offered their takes to an audience of community advocates and Brooklynites concerned about mass incarceration, police abuse, bail, and other contentious issues.

    The candidates present were Acting DA Eric Gonzalez, City Council

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  • Peter Liang’s Conviction Shouldn't Be Dividing the Asian American Community

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    (Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office) 


    Rookie New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang was on patrol in an East New York housing project in November 2014 when a bullet from his gun ricocheted off a wall and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley, a black man. The uproar over Gurley’s death culminated in Liang’s conviction of second-degree manslaughter this month, provoking an unusually strong but

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