The announcement by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio regarding the appointment of former Judge Zachary W. Carter as Corporation Counsel for the City of New York is an unprecedented and huge step for progress. Zachary Carter personifies the forward movement of fairness and equality in the criminal justice system. I have known Zachary Carter for many years and worked with him as he prosecuted the Abner Louima case and he has done legal work for National Action Network and me. I am sure he will serve the City with utmost integrity, fairness, and due diligence to the obligations entrusted in him. I salute the Mayor-elect’s appointment and shared this with him when he called me this morning that I felt that his selection of Zachary Carter demonstrates very good judgment.