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Robert Morgenthau
07-22-2019, 12:07 PM,
Robert Morgenthau
Robert Morgenthau

Robert Morgenthau, who died Sunday at the age of 99, exemplified what defines our greatest prosecutors. He'd found the job he loved in district attorney of New York County, which he was for 35 years, longer than any other. He was, as the Times puts it this morning, the "bane of mobsters, crooked politicians and corporate greed; a public avenger to killers, rapists and drug dealers." Yet his greatest quality, we've often felt, is that he could spot the glass eye. He told us the yarn over lu...

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