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Albany Dems’ crime problem

Posted 3/10/22

In 2013, as a number of wrongful-conviction cases that led innocent people to be serving lengthy prison terms dating back to the 1980s and 1990s bubbled to the surface in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and his defenders played down the issue.

The defenders, usually speaking conditioned on anonymity, pointed out that some of the injustices on his watch, which started in 1990, occurred at the height of the crack epidemic, when the outcry on the streets about crime was so great that Brooklyn prosecutors weren’t as vigilant as they should have been about ensuring the right people were arrested.

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