Mimi Rocah for DA in Democratic primary to lead office through structural change needed

To the editor:

One of the most important things we can do to institute lasting change is vote. I am writing to share my support for Mimi Rocah for Westchester County District Attorney. With her dedication to oversight and transparency, she is the only candidate who can lead through the structural change needed for our DA’s office to operate with professionalism and integrity and to serve all the people of Westchester County.

In addition to the current DA’s failure to act on racial injustice, he has also failed to act on sexual assault and human trafficking that is happening at an alarming rate right here in Westchester County. I was appalled to learn that there are over 300 forensic evidence kits just sitting in storage in our county that have yet to be tested. Each of these untested kits could potentially represent a sexual predator who remains at large and can continue committing sex crimes undetected. This is unconscionable. Mimi Rocah has pledged to take action on the backlog as well as create an in-house human trafficking unit, drawing on her experience leading the federal anti-trafficking unit here in Westchester. Local police have reported that these rings are operating daily, and highly sophisticated prosecution units are needed to combat the problem.

Please make a plan to vote in the upcoming June 23 primary and join me in supporting Mimi Rocah for DA. She is the only candidate who will address the most serious injustices that we face at this time.

Kim McGreal

310 Sixth Avenue