Manhattan and Brooklyn DA’s Stop Asking for Bail in Most Misdemeanor Cases


January 9, 2018 | WNYC

Manhattan and Brooklyn DA's Stop Asking for Bail in Most Misdemeanor CasesManhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez took the unusual step of announcing together that they will no longer request that bail be set in most misdemeanor and violation cases. Both prosecutors noted bail has a disproportionate impact on low income people of color, who are more likely to be sent to jail while awaiting trial…