644,000 Old Warrants Scrapped for Crimes Like Public Drinking


August 9, 2017 | New York Times

644,000 Old Warrants Scrapped for Crimes Like Public Drinking[…] Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, said in court on Wednesday that the outstanding warrants had driven apart the police and the communities they serve and created unnecessary obstacles for people seeking jobs and apartments. “New Yorkers with 10-year-old summons warrants face unnecessary unemployment risk, housing and…