“These people, there is no excuse, there is no way we can tolerate people selling guns into our communities,” Vance said. “And the folks who are buying these guns and bringing them into our communities are just what you think. They are merchants of death. The only purpose to have these guns is to use them and too often to shoot people. So, as far as I’m concerned, enough is enough.”
La Bombard “exploited the fears around shifting immigration policy to target primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants with the promise to help them achieve ‘the American Dream,’ ” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said at the time of the plea.
“His impact will live on for generations not only at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office but throughout the American legal system. He will be deeply missed by all of us who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.”
“Since I formed our Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit in 2010, our proactive gun trafficking investigations have yielded 36 indictments against 94 traffickers, removing more than 1,800 illegal guns from our streets.”
“New York City is living proof that sanctuary policies make us safer. We are the safest big city in America because of – not in spite of – our thriving immigrant communities.”