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August 16, 2017 | New York Times

...The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., stepped into the void left by the Legislature when he agreed to pay for Governor Cuomo’s prison education plan with more than $7 million in criminal forfeiture money secured from banks. Lauding what he described as a public safety measure, Mr. Vance said, “It makes no sense to send someone to...

August 15, 2017 | New York Daily News

The wife and brother-in-law of a Manhattan businessman have been charged with fatally stabbing and slashing her husband more than 20 years ago and leaving his body in a pool of blood in his Midtown office. Howard Pilmar’s wife, Roslyn, and her brother, Evan Wald, have been charged with murdering the...

August 09, 2017 | New York Daily News

[...] Vance praised the collaborative effort between prosecutors, police and the mayor’s office of criminal justice to scrap the old prosecutions of minor crimes. All involved hope the dismissals will encourage the newly cleared New Yorkers to become active...

August 09, 2017 | New York Times

[...] Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, said in court on Wednesday that the outstanding warrants had driven apart the police and the communities they serve and created unnecessary obstacles for people seeking jobs and apartments. “New Yorkers with 10-year-old summons warrants face unnecessary unemployment risk, housing and...

August 09, 2017 | Times Union

[...] Now the governor has found a different way to achieve the goal, by partnering with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Using $7.5 million in criminal assets seized by the DA's office and some matching private grants, the state has launched what's dubbed the College-In-Prison Reentry Program. That initial funding allowed 1,000 inmates to work on...

August 08, 2017 | New York Post

A Manhattan woman was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison for trying to murder her boyfriend ​with scalding hot oil and a knife ​after a quarrel, authorities said. Myeshia Hawkins-Taylor, 43, of Harlem, copped to attempted murder last July as part of a plea deal, according to a statement from the Manhattan...

August 08, 2017 | CBS New York

New gun legislation pending on Capitol Hill has some law enforcement authorities worried. The proposed measure is about whether you can carry a loaded, concealed weapon across state lines, and it’s triggered an explosive political debate, especially in New York.
 
“The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act threatens New York’s ability to...

August 07, 2017 | New York Daily News

The Manhattan DA’s office is donating $7.3 million to college education and reentry services in state prisons — which will serve 2,500 inmates over the next five years, officials said Monday. DA Cyrus Vance Jr. will use money collected during prosecutions for the initiative, boosting a program that currently relies on mostly...

August 06, 2017 | New York Times

Moving ahead with a plan that has drawn criticism from conservatives, the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is awarding more than $7 million in grants to a variety of colleges around the state to offer courses to prisoners. On Sunday, Cuomo administration officials sought to...

August 04, 2017 | NBC New York/Telemundo

An undercover investigation by the NBC 4 New York I-Team and Telemundo 47 Investiga has found the black market sale of fake safety training cards for New York City construction workers is still booming, despite more than two dozen on-the-job deaths in the last few years and outreach by local officials… In some cases, workers get fake cards because...