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America’s two top cops — FBI Director James Comey and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton — are united in condemning Apple and Google for marketing telephones designed to thwart law enforcement investigations. So, too, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who nailed the two companies this way: “Google now proudly says, ‘We can’t respond to search warrants because we’ve stopped our ability to unlock them,’ and Apple said the same.”

Shaun Dyer, 49, was convicted of second-degree murder today for beating his roommate to death in their Upper East Side apartment following an argument over unpaid rent, according to the Manhattan D.A.’s office.

DA Vance announced the trial conviction of Shaun Dyer, for fatally beating his roommate, 47-year-old David Shahda, in their Upper East Side apartment in October 2011. The defendant was found guilty by a jury in New York State Supreme Court of the sole count in the indictment against him, Murder in the Second Degree. Dyer is expected to be sentenced on November 13, 2014.

By Manhattan DA Vance and LA City Attorney Feuer

At least 30 Americans will be murdered with guns today, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Next year, firearms will injure or kill 10,000 American teenagers, and the gun homicide rate in the United States will be at least seven times higher than that of any other developed nation. Gun violence isn’t merely a criminal justice issue. It’s a crisis of national public health and safety.

By Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

The image of domestic violence as a “family matter” contained within the home is an outdated and dangerous notion. Often, domestic abuse spills into the workplace--with devastating consequences for victims, their colleagues, and their employers.