The office of the district attorney for Bronx County, New York, recommended charges be dropped against more than 300 BLM protesters arrested. https://t.co/6rMSKDzSK6
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Democrat District Attorney Darcel Clark said she would dismiss curfew charges against more than 300 BLM protesters. Her office released an official statement on the matter:
I believe in and encourage our Bronx residents to raise their voices to protest social and racial injustice in a peaceful way. I said back in June that I would not prosecute protestors simply for violating the curfew. While my Office does not prosecute summonses, I will file a motion with the court to dismiss theses summonses, which were issued June 4 in the Mott Haven section, in the interest of justice. The people who received these summonses are due back in court on them on October 2, 2020.
As the COVID-19 virus is still very much with us, and the courts are trying to limit inperson appearances, I believe it serves no purpose to summon hundreds of people to the courthouse for low-level violations. These unprecedented times require prosecutors to be flexible as well as compassionate.