Scott Hechinger is a public defender in Brooklyn, NY. He graced The Space Team with his inside knowledge of a broken and corrupt criminal justice system. He tells us what it is like to be a marginalized person accused of a crime in this country. We also talk about cannabis legalization, ICE, prison abolition and much more. Enjoy!
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– For more info of the power of prosecutors and voting in DA elections this year, see this project that Brooklyn defender services created with ACLU: ACLU.org/prosecutors
– Sign up to Court Watch and hold prosecutors accountable at: courtwatchnyc.org
– Visit bds.org for more about Brooklyn Defender Services work in and outside of court, representing low income people in criminal, civil, family, housing and immigration matters.