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November 18, 2019 | The Wall Street Journal

Three Convicted of Manslaughter in New York City Blast Click For More

A building owner, plumber and contractor were convicted of manslaughter Friday for causing a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two men and injured more than a dozen people.

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October 29, 2019 | New York Daily News

Proposed law would slap New York’s most dangerous drivers with jail time Click For More

The bill was the result of a recommendation by a grand jury established by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance earlier this year. The group spoke with victims of traffic violence, transportation officials and advocacy groups.

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October 29, 2019 | New York Post

Cy Vance announces bill to crack down on reckless drivers Click For More

Drivers who cause injurious or fatal crashes could face tougher penalties under a new bill drafted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office that cracks down on reckless motorists.

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October 22, 2019 | City Lab

Why New York City DAs Offer Art Class In Lieu of Court Click For More

Since a diversion program, Project Reset, started in Manhattan, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says that prosecutions for low-level offenses have halved.

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October 18, 2019

Ex-NYPD cop found guilty of assaulting handcuffed mentally ill teen Click For More

A judge on Thursday found an ex-NYPD cop guilty of assaulting a mentally ill homeless teen while he was handcuffed — then lying about it on police paperwork and to his supervisors.

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October 15, 2019

Karate teacher who preyed on young girls to get 10 years in prison Click For More

A Manhattan karate instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing a trove of child porn documenting the sick acts.

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“The death of Zymere Perkins was an unthinkable tragedy that sent shockwaves through the city and inspired a reckoning with how our social services system works to protect New York’s most vulnerable,” said District Attorney Vance. “As proven at trial, Zymere was an innocent and helpless six-year-old boy who suffered unconscionable, ongoing violence at the hands of Rysheim Smith. Now, a Manhattan jury has rightly held the defendant accountable for this horrific murder, and I’d like to thank the members of that jury for their careful attention during this heartbreaking case. I would also like to thank my Office’s prosecutors, whose oath compelled them to fight for Zymere Perkins as if he were their own child, and who worked tirelessly to obtain a measure of justice for him in this devastating case.”