D.A. Vance: “Later that night, I was thinking, Thank god we got the sentencing done when we did. Things were happening very quickly, and there was not a lot of understanding about what we were dealing with or certainty of any kind about how to deal with it. I do remember that that evening and over the next few days I was just remarking to myself and others how fortunate it was that the judge was able to complete the sentencing process that week. Those survivors had waited long enough.”
“Gun buyback events are impactful tools for crime prevention and community building, especially in times of increased gun violence in our City,” said District Attorney Vance.
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.”