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Max Politics Podcast: Why The Manhattan District Attorney Election Is So Important


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Manhattan DA Cy Vance (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)


June 9, 2021 - Max Politics Podcast: Why The Race For Manhattan District Attorney Is So Important

Host Ben Max was joined by an expert panel for a discussion of the role of Manhattan District Attorney, calls for reforming the way the office functions and the larger criminal justice system, and the ongoing race to replace outgoing DA Cy Vance, which has a key Democratic primary happening this month among eight candidates. The guests include Rebecca Roiphe, a professor at New York Law School and former Manhattan prosecutor; Daniel Alonso, a litigation partner at Buckley LLP, former federal prosecutor, and chief assistant district attorney in Manhattan during Cy Vance’s first term; and Keli Young, the Civil Rights Campaign Coordinator at VOCAL-NY.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, via Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts, under "Max & Murphy," and listen to the show live on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on WBAI radio, 99.5FM or wbai.org.

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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