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March 15, 2017 | The New York Times

[...] We can do better than prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17-year-olds charged with nonviolent crimes on the same terms as adults. It is long past time for New York to lead in this area. Our legislators can look to four dozen other states to find that a safer and fairer system of juvenile justice is within reach.

March 09, 2017 | NBC New York

An NYPD officer has been convicted of lying about a 2014 arrest in Washington Heights. Jonathan Munoz was found guilty of all counts in the indictment against him, including two counts each of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and official misconduct, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Thursday.

March 08, 2017 | New York Post

“I’m so sorry,” a sobbing Gabriela Maia told Travis Cook in Manhattan court Wednesday after her fiancé was sent to prison for mowing down Cook’s wife and leaving her to die as he fled the scene. The two embraced and Travis, 34, told her that he had forgiven Samuel Silva for drinking and driving, ramming into wife Olga, 30, as...

March 06, 2017 | New York Daily News

A cop-killing drug dealer was convicted Monday of shooting Detective Randolph Holder in a pathetic bid to evade arrest. A Manhattan jury found Tyrone Howard, 32, guilty of murder, robbery and other charges following four days of deliberations for the 2015 killing of the rookie cop. He faces...

March 06, 2017 | New York Times

 After four days of difficult deliberations, a jury in Manhattan found a small-time drug dealer guilty on Monday of murdering a police officer during a desperate flight from a gunfight with other gang members in October 2015. The man, Tyrone Howard, 32, sat stone-faced as the jury foreman announced that he had been convicted of aggravated first-degree...

March 05, 2017 | The New York Times

It’s New York’s salute to the vibrant arts of Asia, a 10-day festival where visitors admire or acquire ancient treasures and contemporary masterworks displayed in lustrous galleries, auction houses and museums. Now in its eighth year, Asia Week New York, which begins on Thursday, has blossomed into a kind of...

March 02, 2017 | NY1

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance sat down with Errol Louis to discuss a controversial new proposal in Congress that would allow gun owners licensed outside of New York to carry their weapons in the city.

February 27, 2017 | CBS New York

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is awarding millions to community-based programs in an effort to prevent crime. “If we want to get serious about making our communities safer, we have to be serious about investing in our communities,” Vance said. The district attorney is giving $58 million in criminal forfeiture funds from international banks to...

February 27, 2017 | NBC New York

A chunk of the $375 million fine that HSBC had to pay for illegally hiding foreign investments will be funding four new community centers in Manhattan, District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Monday. The prosecutor says the money seized from white-collar crimes will go toward centers in Washington Heights, Harlem, East Harlem and the Lower East Side. 

February 27, 2017 | New York Law Journal

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday that his office will distribute nearly $58 million in bank forfeiture funds toward programs that help children. Vance said $12 million will be divided almost equally among nine existing organizations—including Sanctuary for Families and the Legal Aid Society...