The candidates for Manhattan district attorney raised thousands of last-minute dollars, including a $50,000 infusion Monday by Richard Aborn into his own campaign.
Filings with the state Board of Elections show big-ticket contributions made over the last few days, including over $32,000 sent to Cyrus Vance on Friday by William Wachtel. Leslie Crocker Read More
I’m in a cab heading uptown and have already seen two television ads for Cy Vance, the Manhattan DA candidate. He may be the only candidate advertising inside cabs.
In a primary in which turnout is expected to be low, advertising like this could be get the attention of Manhattanites who may not have noticed Read More
Here’s a video from Richard Aborn, who basically takes credit for writing the script Leslie Crocker Sndyer and Cy Vance are now following.
Which, no matter the numbers show tonight, is a victory in its own right. Read More
Here’s a flier I saw in Harlem recently for Manhattan district attorney candidate Richard Aborn, who is the only candidate actively making a campaign theme of the criticism minority communities routinely have about their treatment by police department. Read More
Leslie Crocker Snyder hoisted her granddaughter onto her hip, kissed her on the cheek and said, “Hopefully she won’t have to face the kind of discrimination that many of us had to face, [like] when the D.A. asked me for a letter of permission from my husband to go to the homicide bureau. She won’t Read More
Two out of the three Democratic candidates for Manhattan district attorney said they are gun owners, they said during a debate at WABC’s studios in Manhattan.
Leslie Crocker Snyder said she got a gun “at the suggestion of the police department when I had the death threats” while she was a judge during the 1980s Read More
Observer intern Kate McGee tuned in to catch the Manhattan district attorney candidates spar on Brian Lehrer’s show this morning, where Leslie Crocker Snyder put into vivid detail what it cost her to stay in New York while Cy Vance decided to “flee” to Seattle.
“I’ve been here through all the Read More
Here’s feminist and author Anna Quindlen speaking at a recent closed-door fund-raiser for Cy Vance. In her remarks, Quindlen responds to a criticism often raised by Leslie Crocker Snyder about the derivation of Vance’s support, and suggests that Snyder’s argument is outdated.
Quindlen told the crowd, “Last week in a debate, one of his Read More
City Councilwoman Inez Dickens endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney, and went after Leslie Crocker Snyder for keeping an accused man in jail despite fingerprint evidence exonerating him because, Dickens said, “sometimes they say we all look alike.”
The issue Dickens raised had been brought up earlier in the race, Read More
Here’s former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton’s robocall for Manhattan district attorney candidate Richard Aborn.
“He knows how to keep crime down, the right way,” Bratton says, before talking about Aborn’s fight against guns and plan to “give at-risk kids an alternative to crime.”
Part of Aborn’s strategy of not running as Read More