Morgenthau Denies Big Role in Mass Incarceration

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Robert Morgenthau, now 97 and still practicing law, was the district attorney for Manhattan from 1975 until he retired in 2009, during which time crime in New York was completely transformed. There were 648 murders in Manhattan the year he took office. When he left, there were 58, the New York Times reports. Rapes, assaults, robberies and property crimes similarly fell sharply. Streets . . .

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