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Statement from Congressman Tom Suozzi on Manhattan DA’s Decision Not to Prosecute Certain Crimes

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Congressman Tom Suozzi, Democratic candidate for Governor, today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the Manhattan District Attorney to not prosecute certain crimes.

“The DA’s job is to enforce the law, not pick and choose which ones they want,” said Congressman Suozzi. “I strongly disagree with this policy at a time when crime is surging across New York. It can’t be OK that the Queens DA prosecutes for resisting arrest, but the Manhattan DA does not. It can’t be OK to jump a turnstile in Manhattan and not in Queens. Where’s the common sense?”

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