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In the News: 2017

September 14, 2017 | Amsterdam News

As Manhattan’s district attorney, it is my responsibility to make our criminal justice system fairer, more efficient and more effective for all. And if we are going to build a more just system, we must begin by safely reducing unnecessary contact with the criminal justice system. Each new initiative contemplated by my office is scrutinized through that lens,...

September 12, 2017 | New York Times

A black man who said he was angry at whites and started punching people in Union Square, killing one of them, was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years in prison. The victim, who was white, died after the blow knocked him to the ground and his head struck the pavement during the assault, which unfolded in the middle of the afternoon on Sept. 4, 2013. In...

September 06, 2017 | New York Post

A disgraced New York State Senate candidate was sentenced to three to six years in prison Wednesday for ripping off more than a dozen people in a Craigslist rent scam. Jon Girodes, 39, previously took a plea deal for defrauding his victims out of more than $63,000, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office...