The Selling of a Law-and-Order Liberal

Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn, who has the backing of former police chief Bill Bratton, picked up the endorsement

Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn, who has the backing of former police chief Bill Bratton, picked up the endorsement today of Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, a leader in the LBGT community.
“When it comes to which person will crack down on crime while protecting civil liberties and defending progressive values, there is no one more qualified for Manhattan D.A. than Richard Aborn,” O’Donnell said in a public statement released by the campaign. “Whether it’s taking on the NRA on guns, investigating police misconduct, or ensuring equal access to justice, Richard has shown he never backs down from a fight.”
O’Donnell’s endorsement is an interesting one–essentially supporting a candidate for a law-and-order post on explicitly civil-libertarian, civil-rights grounds.

The Selling of a Law-and-Order Liberal