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May 21, 2019

D.A. Vance Supports Restoration of Voting Rights in Daily News Op-ed Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. today called upon New York lawmakers to immediately pass S. 1931/A. 4987 and “seize the opportunity in this session to abolish felony disenfranchisement, an anti-democratic practice rooted in white supremacy.”

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Restore parolees’ voting rights permanently, and do it now Click For More

(By Cy Vance) For the first time in a decade, a clear path exists for New York State lawmakers to end the Jim Crow-era injustice preventing thousands of their fellow citizens from accessing the ballot box.

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May 16, 2019 | CNN

Tackle white supremacy as terrorism, experts say Click For More

"It really is no different from him to come up and to seek out to kill black men than a radical Islamist to come to a place to seek out, to kill, men and women who weren't of their faith," Vance said.

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May 7, 2019 | NBC NEW YORK

6 Female Correction Officers Indicted Over NYC Jail Visit Strip Searches Click For More

One woman described being touched inappropriately and threatened that child welfare authorities would be called to take her kids away if she complained. Another said she was so traumatized by a strip search she couldn't go back.

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May 7, 2019 | NEW YORK TIMES

Jail Guards in New York City Performed Illegal Strip Searches on Women, Prosecutors Say Click For More

The guards “blocked exits, surrounded visitors on all sides, forcibly removed visitors’ clothing, including underwear,” the charges said.

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May 6, 2019

D.A. Vance, DOI Announce Charges Against DOC Officers Who Illegally Strip Searched Women Visiting Manhattan Detention Complex Click For More

"There is no excuse for violating the human rights of New Yorkers visiting our City’s jails. As alleged, these officers flagrantly abused their power when they ignored their training and subjected visitors to humiliating and unlawful searches."

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"In the final days of session, Gov. Cuomo and state legislators must correct staggering inequities and promote public safety by passing the Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act." #MarijuanaJustice ⚖️

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