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November 29, 2017 | CNN

[...] Members from the law enforcement group, Prosecutors against Gun Violence, planned to hold meetings with lawmakers Wednesday to lobby against the concealed carry bill and to throw their weight behind a gun control bill introduced last month that would ban "bump fire stocks" or "bump stocks," the device that enabled a gunman in Las Vegas recently to...

November 28, 2017 | New York Daily News

A Manhattan babysitter was convicted of raping two children and recording the depravity, prosecutors said Tuesday. Milton Narvaez, 35, was found guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. Narvaez molested a 6-year-old boy over a period of six years, beginning in February...

November 20, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

A woman who claimed “the devil made her do it” was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Manhattan restaurant. Latisha Fisher, 38 years old, pleaded guilty in October in Manhattan Supreme Court to first-degree manslaughter for the death of her son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, in...

November 16, 2017 | New York Daily News

Manhattan prosecutors have turned to private hackers to crack criminals' encrypted cellphones — and even used the tactic to nab a serial child molester, DA Cy Vance Jr. said Thursday. "It's just impossible to overstate the value of this kind of direct evidence," Vance said, addressing a crowd at the cybersecurity symposium...

November 16, 2017 | Law 360

Law enforcement's increased reliance on third-party hacking to get into encrypted smartphones gives wealthy cities an unfair edge in solving crimes, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance warned Thursday. Citing reports that the FBI spent more than $1 million to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino, California, killings, Vance...

November 14, 2017 | NBC New York

A global art capital, New York City is home to many collectors and investors -- but federal authorities have uncovered thousands of works that don’t legally belong here.

November 02, 2017 | Fox 5

DA Vance joins Good Day New York to discuss terrorism and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, among other topics.