Call and Response

6 segments
Residents of the Bronx.

A person accused of a crime in the Bronx is more likely to walk away without being charged than in any other borough. That's according to WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang who discusses her months-long investigation that reveals why the Bronx district attorney declines to prosecute far more cases than other DA’s—and why it often hinges on how quickly victims come forward. Plus: John Rhea, the head of the New York City Housing Authority reacts to allegations of mismanagement of the city’s public housing; how to succeed in college; and the Westchester County Executive, Rob Astorino, responds to criticism by the federal housing authority over the fair housing settlement.