As a result of the fallout over the deal his office cut with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned. That’s a good thing.
Now, how about Cy Vance?
If not for the man’s name and his parentage, Cyrus Vance, Jr. would just be another obscure attorney in New York. Because he was born with the right connections, Cy Vance is now Manhattan’s district attorney. Since that time, his record has been one of putting the poor in jail while looking the other way for the rich and powerful. Along with not pursuing a case against Harvey Weinstein (until the pressure of public opinion forced him to do do), Vance’s office also continually sought reduced sex offender status for Jeffrey Epstein. Looking over Vance’s record, it is easy to see a pattern where, as long as you had enough money and influence, you could get away with almost anything. Instead of protecting the victims, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has a history of protecting the predators.
By all means, Acosta should have resigned. New York’s Democratic Party should pressure Cy Vance to follow his example.