The Needle and the Damage Done

Usually, the death penalty is an axe conservatives swing at liberals.

But in Manhattan, the death penalty is anathema, and Bob Morgenthau appears to think it will cut deep against Leslie Snyder, who supports it in some cases. Today, he accepted the endorsement of the Innocence Project’s leaders.

The real fight, though, is in the mail. The stark image of an electric chair, showing up in mailboxes around Manhattan, is hard to miss. The piece’s bottom line: “Leslie Crocker Snyder does not share our values.”

And Morgenthau’s campaign has sent on the latest installment of this theme as well: the needle.

But that electric chair seems to be what has them talking in the mailrooms of the Upper West Side.

The Needle and the Damage Done