“The State Senate has failed the families and communities who sent them to Albany. In other states, family members and law enforcement can ask courts to remove guns from domestic abusers and those experiencing a mental health crisis. By failing to enact this popular, commonsense provision, the Senate pretends as though nothing more can be
“As alleged in the indictment, Hector Bencosme took advantage of his position as a martial arts instructor to harm and abuse innocent children in Northern Manhattan […] If you or a loved one has been a victim of this abuse, I urge you to call our Child Abuse Unit at (212) 335-4308.”
Assessing the damage done by petty marijuana prosecutions, Mr. Vance has said his office would decline to prosecute marijuana cases beginning on Aug. 1 — except in cases in which the Police Department can prove that the defendant represents a danger to public safety.
A deranged man who admitted to stabbing his sister to death in their Chinatown apartment was sentenced Wednesday to 19 years to life.
“Chuen Lau brutally murdered his own sister in a vicious act of domestic violence, stabbing and beating her to death in the apartment they shared before fleeing the scene.”