Interview Highlights

– “A judge should be required to consider if someone’s dangerous before making a decision on diversion, Albany has to pass a new law … It’s time for Albany to act…Forty-seven states and the federal government follow a simple rule: A judge is allowed to consider how dangerous an individual might be, and what their record has been in terms of being dangerous, and then make the bail decision.”

– “There is nothing tougher than losing a police officer.”

– “Commissioner Bratton is the finest police leader in America…we have proven veterans throughout the administration.”

About Bill DeBlasio

Bill DeBlasio, New York City Mayor, Democrat, is serving as the 109th mayor of New York City. From 2010 to 2013, he held the citywide office of New York City Public Advocate. He formerly served as a New York City Council member, representing the 39th District in the center of Brooklyn. De Blasio is the first Democratic mayor of the city since David Dinkins was in office from 1990 to 1993. De Blasio received a B.A. from New York University, majoring in metropolitan studies, a program in urban studies, and received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. De Blasio’s introduction to city politics came in 1989, when he worked as a volunteer coordinator for David Dinkins’ mayoral campaign. Following the campaign, de Blasio served as an aide in City Hall. In 1997, he was appointed to serve as the regional director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for New York and New Jersey under the administration of President Bill Clinton. The following year, he served as campaign manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successful United States Senate bid.

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