“Allowing private companies in Silicon Valley to continue to assert themselves as the unregulated gatekeepers of critical evidence is dangerous, and warrants legislative intervention.”
Good morning Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On behalf of my Office and our partners in state and local law enforcement, I thank the Committee for its work and attention to this vital issue of local, state, and national public safety.
On December 5th, 2019, Michael Lee, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a robbery that resulted in the unintended death of Dr. Young Kun Kim, 87, a beloved Lehman College professor. What followed was an unusual scene: the victim’s family took the hand of the perpetrator’s sister, and they walked across the courtroom together.
“Animal cruelty has no place in 21st-century New York, and will be met with the full force of our laws,” said District Attorney Vance.
“Today’s sentencing proves that even in homicide cases, restorative justice is a meaningful way to empower survivors while offering both parties an opportunity to engage, understand, heal, and move forward.”