A radical Islamic cleric has been extradited to New York City on charges he recruited followers and fighters for the Islamic State through fiery online lectures and militant propaganda, prosecutors said Friday.
A Muslim cleric whose fiery videotaped speeches allegedly helped inspire and recruit countless Islamic State followers pleaded not guilty to terrorism support charges in a Manhattan court Friday after his extradition from Jamaica.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. has announced that Puerto Rico will test approximately 1,500 sexual assault evidence kits, also known as “rape kits,” as part of a $35 million initiative by his office to test backlogged kits around the country.
On the ninth day of protests against police violence, which has resulted in hundreds of demonstrators detained by the NYPD, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced it will not prosecute non-violent protesters “in the interest of justice.”
Manhattan DA won’t prosecute protesters amid mass NYC arrests, commends New Yorkers exercising civil rights at George Floyd demonstrations
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Friday said his office will decline to prosecute marchers arrested for breaking the city’s 8 p.m. curfew while out protesting the death of George Floyd — and he commended New Yorkers for sticking up for their civil liberties.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office pays to feed Harlem residents through its Robin Hood-like Criminal Justice Investment Initiative.