It’s no coincidence that Tiffany Cabán was a public defender before her radical campaign for Queens DA. The right to public defense wasn’t granted by elites. It was won by socialist-led mass movements.
Sam Natale is a criminal defense attorney living in Kansas. Before moving to the Midwest, he served as a public defender with the Bronx Defenders. He currently organizes with the Lawrence, Kansas chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.