Ed on the Issues

Transparency in Office

  • Handling Police Misconduct – Thoroughly investigate all police misconduct and report findings to the public
     

  • Fair & Independent Investigation – Review ALL evidence and present the facts before charging an individual
     

  • Community Advisory Boards – Trusted community advisors will provide oversight by ensuring that prosecution is fair and based on community values

Make appropriate punishment decisions

  • Make alternatives to incarceration available and accessible to all
     

  • Move away from reliance of misdemeanor charges
     

  • Cite and release those stopped for minor drug infractions, non-violent crimes
     

  • Target the crimes that matter most
     

  • Less dependence when issuing criminal fines and fees to defendants
     

  • Clearly and properly communicate with local law enforcement

Community Powered Restorative Justice

  • Treat addiction as an illness and a public health issue, not a punishable crime
     

  • Treat victims with respect and sensitivity 
     

  • Foster police and community relations, increasing efficacy and public confidence in policing
     

  • Provide vital trauma recovery programs and victim services.
     

  • Scrutinize abusive police interrogation techniques

Ending Mass Incarceration

  • Support New York’s Bail Reform Laws
     

  • Do our part to close the revolving door to our prisons and jails
     

  • Justice will not be confused with more prison time

Experience to

Lead the Way

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Syracuse University College of Law
     

  • Lieutenant, US Navy, Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps
     

  • Assistant District Attorney, Pennsylvania
     

  • Police Officer, Fairbanks, Alaska

Accountability

  • Engage with our local government, housing, healthcare, education, etc. 
     

  • Utilize research, studies, and data that support our initiatives 
     

  • Examine the finances of Tompkins County’s justice system and calculate true cost of incarceration
     

  • Collaborate with and build upon existing successful programs and initiatives

Engagement with existing programs

  • Collaborate with existing successful programs and initiatives
     

  • Make diversion programs available and accessible for all

Resist the Trump Administration

  • Protect immigrants while protecting our communities
     

  • Protect immigrants from fraud and abuse

Ed stands for Justice

  • Fight fraud and corruption
     

  • Scrutinize abusive police interrogation techniques
     

  • Stand up for our rights and liberties
     

  • End illegal stop-and-frisk
     

  • Stop civil asset forfeiture abuse
     

  • Provide vital trauma recovery programs and victims’ services
     

  • Collaborate with and build upon existing successful programs and initiatives
     

  • Poverty will not be criminalized

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