White Plains, NY — Dan Schorr, an experienced criminal
prosecutor in both Queens
nomination for the office of Westchester District Attorney on Monday, April 13, 2009
has extensive trial experience and a strong record of convictions in domestic
violence, sex crimes, child abuse, and homicide cases. He was nominated
for district attorney by Westchester Republican Chairman Doug Colety at a
special meeting of the Westchester Republican County Committee at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in White Plains
"Dan Schorr is a no-nonsense prosecutor who will restore integrity to the
Westchester D.A.'s office," Chairman Colety said. "Dan is smart,
independent and experienced, and a strong believer in zero-tolerance law
enforcement. He's exactly who we need to keep our families safe." Mr.
Schorr told the assembled crowd that Westchester
are not being well served now. He believes criminals are being offered plea
bargains when they should be brought to trial-and that those brought to trial
are too often charged with lesser offenses to bolster conviction records.
"The men and women of Westchester
community put their lives on the line daily to protect Westchester
families from dangerous criminals," Mr Schorr said. "But too often
those criminals are recycled right back into our communities because the
district attorney's office fails to properly charge or try them before a jury.
This practice may be more convenient, but it is dangerous and wrong. As
District Attorney, I'll charge violent criminals with the crimes they have
committed to keep them where they belong longer-behind bars and away from our
Mr Schorr said he would reorganize the DA's office to increase efficiencies and
better serve crime victims. He said he would expand visibility of the DA's
office at the community level and institute "vertical prosecution" to
the office, under which a single assistant district attorney would handle a
criminal complaint from start to finish, as many modern D.A. offices now
do. Mr Schorr said he would work to open a Family
to better serve and protect victims of domestic violence.
Mr Schorr is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law and Legal
Writing at Pace University Law School
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor, he taught the principles of U.S.
criminal justice and trial advocacy to Chinese judges and lawyers as an Adjunct
Professor at Tsinghua University
in Beijing, China
He is an active member of the Westchester
community, spending two years on the White Plains Planning Board and six years
as a youth basketball coach with the White Plains Department of Parks and
Recreation. Mr Schorr is a member of Temple Israel Center
in White Plains
Executive Board of UJA-Federation's Westchester Business and Professional Division.
Learn more at the www.ElectDanSchorr.com