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October 13, 2020

Testimony before City Council Finance and Housing and Buildings Committees Oversight Hearing on Examining the City’s Deed Theft and Deed Fraud Crisis Click For More

There are few greater threats than being displaced from one’s home.  Shockingly, that can happen through property title theft, or deed fraud, with the stroke of a pen or the click of a mouse.  Deed fraud is not only harrowing to the victim, but it also affects the integrity of real estate ownership, and real estate taxes are a substantial source of New York City revenues.  Notaries public are the gatekeepers that can thwart this criminal activity.

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August 18, 2020

D.A. Vance Delivers Remarks at Charles B. Rangel Systemic Racism and Social Justice Summit Click For More

"As Manhattan District Attorney, I have the power and responsibility to set policies that minimize unnecessary interactions with the criminal justice system, that reduce racial disparities and collateral consequences in low-level prosecutions, and that enable the Office and court system to preserve resources for the prosecution of serious crimes."

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May 20, 2020

D.A. Vance’s Written Testimony before City Council Public Safety, Finance, and Justice System Committees FY 2021 Budget & Oversight Hearings Click For More

This is not the testimony I had prepared to deliver on March 19, nor could I have foreseen that any of us would be participating in this hearing in this manner. The coronavirus outbreak has upended our lives and the fabric of our society in ways that we are still grieving and struggling to comprehend.

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May 19, 2020

D.A. Vance’s Written Testimony for City Council Committees on Criminal Justice and Justice System Oversight Hearing on “COVID-19 in City Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers” Click For More

Beyond looking at the individuals who were incarcerated prior to the virus hitting, I believe that COVID-19 demands that prosecutors think differently about pre-trial detention requests at the outset.  What we are experiencing is extraordinary, and extraordinary times call for us all to be flexible, while still guided by our foundational principles of promoting safety and justice. 

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February 24, 2020

D.A. Vance: Harvey Weinstein Convicted at Trial Click For More

“Dawn Dunning, Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann, Annabella Sciorra, Tarale Wulff, Lauren Young. Meghan Hast, Joan Illuzzi. These are the eight women who changed the course of history in the fight against sexual violence. These are eight women who pulled our justice system into the 21st century by declaring that rape is rape, and sexual assault is sexual assault, no matter what. Rape is rape, whether it’s committed by a stranger in a dark alley or by an intimate partner in a relationship. It’s rape, whether it’s committed by an indigent person or a man of immense power, prestige, and privilege. Rape is rape whether the survivor reports it within the next hour, within a year, or never at all. It’s rape, despite the complicated dynamics of power and consent after an assault. It’s rape even if there is no physical evidence. Even if it happened a long time ago."

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February 15, 2020

D.A. Vance, Police Commissioner Shea Make Law Enforcement Announcement Regarding Homicide of Tessa Majors Click For More

"So, I want New Yorkers to note that we are recommitting today to fairness in this case because only a fair process will result in true justice for Tessa Majors."


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D.A. Vance joined NYPD and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) leaders from all over Manhattan for a town hall on the recent rise in gun violence. We are investing in a new vision of public safety that fosters trust between communities and law enforcement.