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CALL OUT FEARMONGERING LIARS: Discovery reform brought NY in line w/ *rest of country.* The statute is modeled off of what ‘law & order’ TX has done since 2013. No issues w/ witness safety there. Laws protect witnesses when needed w/ firewall btwn defense atty & client. Sit down.
Joe wants to maintain a rare, archaic system that has lead NY to have the second highest wrongful conviction rate in country. A system allowing prosecutors to withhold most evidence *until trial began.* Trial by ambush. Uninformed guilty pleas. Delayed trials. Gross injustice.
The truth: In NY, prosecutors don’t have to turn over most evidence till day of trial. So for the 97% whose cases resolve before trial, they’re making decisions in the dark without seeing much if anything. This will change in less than 2 months:
The reality is that procarceral cheerleaders like @JoeBorelliNYC have never lost before in their effort to perpetuate & protect mass incarceration at the expense of Black & Latinx people. He’s terrified about what commonsense reforms will do to the structure of power & control.
People like Joe don’t care about public safety. They’re terrified that less jail, less police, less injustice & instead more poverty alleviation, services, restorative justice & community investment will actually work. For taxpayers, survivors of crime, for communities.
As new laws go into effect, people like Joe will flat out lie, fearmonger, claim to care about public safety & rights of victims, while weaponizing their tragedies all to maintain mass incarceration & systems that actually hurt their interests. Eyes and ears open. Call them out.
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