Statement by Manhattan District Attorney and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Founder Cyrus Vance, Jr. on Mass Shootings in America
“Congress has outsourced federal gun policy to the NRA. The only way to disrupt what has become ritual slaughter is with gun controls based on public health and safety, not on the business interests of a single industry."
“The defendant systematically drained his victims’ trusts and estate funds over a period of more than a decade—and in one instance, embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars less than a month after his client’s death—all to finance his own lavish lifestyle.”
District Attorney Vance and NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Speak Out Against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on “60 Minutes”
District Attorney Vance said on the program: “I think it would be a disaster for New York City. And I think for major cities across the country… I wouldn’t presume to tell the residents of West Virginia what their gun laws should be."
“Cameron McDermott violated two women while they were unconscious and unable to protect themselves from his predatory abuse,” said District Attorney Vance.
DA Vance: Man Indicted for Intentionally Starting Fire That Devastated Hamilton Heights Apartment Building
“Fire is an unparalleled danger to public safety in our dense, urban environment,” said District Attorney Vance. "As alleged in this case, the defendant intentionally started the Hamilton Heights inferno that consumed the homes of more than 35 families and injured three of the courageous Firefighters who responded to the scene of the blazing building."
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the guilty plea of Jorge Vargas, 31, a former paralegal who assisted with immigration cases, for stealing from clients of three law firms that employed him.