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June 5, 2020

D.A. Vance Declines to Prosecute Protest Arrests Click For More

“The prosecution of protestors charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve. Days after the killing of George Floyd, our nation and our city are at a crossroads in our continuing endeavor to confront racism and systemic injustice wherever it exists. Our office has a moral imperative to enact public policies which assure all New Yorkers that in our justice system and our society, black lives matter and police violence is a crime. We commend the thousands of our fellow New Yorkers who have peacefully assembled to demand these achievable aims, and our door is open to any New Yorker who wishes to be heard."

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June 5, 2020

TellFinder Alliance Automates Identification of Child Sexual Abuse Material Click For More

TellFinder Alliance, in response to the increased presence of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) appearing in online commercial sex advertisements, has created new tools for TellFinder users to identify and report these images to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) CyberTipline in seconds.

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June 2, 2020 | NEW YORK TIMES

Don’t Bar Ex-Offenders From Coronavirus Aid Funds (Op-Ed by Cy Vance, Jr.) Click For More

Six weeks after the Paycheck Protection Program began pumping hundreds of billions of dollars in lifelines to businesses affected by shutdowns, one group of entrepreneurs remains frozen out of resources: those who have previous criminal history.

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June 2, 2020

In New York Times Op-Ed, D.A. Vance Condemns Exclusion of Formerly Incarcerated Americans From Paycheck Protection Program Click For More

In order to “enable vital investments in neighborhoods where such businesses are located,” prevent recidivism, and “advance both public safety and justice in our society . . . we must call upon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to make COVID-19 small business funds available to formerly incarcerated Americans.”

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June 1, 2020

Statement by Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr. Click For More

"Black lives matter and the use of excessive force by police in this country must end. These aims are not only achievable; they are fundamental to a fair and just society, and we commend the thousands of our fellow New Yorkers who have peacefully assembled to demand this achievable reality now."

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May 29, 2020

D.A. Vance and 39 Prosecutors Condemn Murder of George Floyd and Police Violence Click For More

"We demand accountability from police and our fellow prosecutors, and we demand systemic change – and commit to bringing about these changes in our own communities," the prosecutors wrote. "There have been some strides made, but not nearly enough as the body count at the hands of violent police officers continues to rise in cities across this nation."

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D.A. Vance: "Untested rape kits cannot and will not sit on shelves collecting dust during the coronavirus pandemic." #TestEveryKit