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March 09, 2012 |

By Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney

“I was living in constant fear,” she told a judge. “I was isolated from the outside world. I lost my voice."....

This woman—an African immigrant and a survivor of domestic violence—suffered in her own home at the hands of her...

March 01, 2012 | New York Post

East Harlem’s wealthiest coke kingpin was sentenced yesterday to 20 years to life yesterday where he’ll never see his pounds of gold jewelry or his framed “Scarface” self-portrait again. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. hailed the tough prison term for multimillionaire Ceferino “Papo” Perez as the end of his two...

February 29, 2012 | El Diario/ La Prensa

A Latino drug dealer who controlled for more than two decades the cocaine in New York was sentenced today to 20 years in prison, while 21 members of his gang pleaded guilty, the prosecutor said today in Manhattan.

February 23, 2012 | New York Times

They are just pins on a map of Upper Manhattan.But the green pins denote shootings, with injuries, while the red ones mark the spots where someone was shot to death. There were 11 green pins between January 2008 and last February in the area bordered by West 135th and West 139th Streets and by Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. There...

February 22, 2012 | Manhattan Times

The George Washington High School campus was abuzz Wednesday morning.

And while the cell phones were on vibrate mode, it was a visit from the city's chief prosecutor, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, that had the students excited.

D.A. Vance's visit was part of New York City Department of Education's Third Annual "Respect...

February 16, 2012 | DNAinfo

MANHATTAN — District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. wants teens and young children to know about the dangers of cyberbullying. Vance and a team of assistant prosecutors are visiting schools throughout Manhattan this week to speak to students and teachers about online bullying — and what can be done to protect teens and children.
February 06, 2012 | New York Daily News

Gov. Cuomo’s most important crimefighting crusade, requiring DNA samples from all convicted criminals, zipped through the Republican-led state Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.

You’d expect no less, because DNA can convict the guilty, exonerate the innocent and prevent New Yorkers from becoming crime statistics.

February 06, 2012 | Marketplace from American Public Media

Kai Ryssdal: Here's kind of an amazing number from a study they did in New York not too long ago: More than 140,000 elderly have had serious money or other real assets taken from them without their permission. And that's in New York state alone. In all too many cases, it's not a con man but a family member who's to blame for a kind of elder abuse...

February 04, 2012 | NBC New York

The former girlfriend of a man who tried to kill her in a suicidal rage over their breakup is speaking out for the first time since she was shot in an effort to help other potential victims of domestic violence.

Ramon Lalondriz-Castillo was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for attempted murder in the shooting of Evimer Duclerc...

January 29, 2012 | New York Amsterdam News

By Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District Attorney

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz., this month, I stood side by side with families robbed of loved ones because of gun violence. In Harlem and across the country, thousands of people lit candles in memory of shooting victims and called on law enforcement, elected officials and the community to work harder to stop senseless gun deaths and keep our kids and neighborhoods safe.

There is no greater...