Author Archive

Joseph Lentol

is a Democratic assemblyman in Brooklyn and chairman of the Assembly Codes Committee. He has represented North Brooklyn in the New York state Legislature since 1972.

Criminal justice

Opinion

New York needs a new criminal discovery law

New York’s discovery law allow district attorneys to withhold police reports and other key evidence until a trial begins. Prosecutors should instead be required to expeditiously turn over discoverable evidence, write state Sen. Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol.

New York City

Opinion

Why New York should eliminate cash bail for smaller crimes

Race, wealth and geography should not determine whether someone is free or locked up.

Policy

OPINION: Respite Centers Would Keep Teens Off Streets, Out of Prison

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