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March 06, 2017 | New York Times

 After four days of difficult deliberations, a jury in Manhattan found a small-time drug dealer guilty on Monday of murdering a police officer during a desperate flight from a gunfight with other gang members in October 2015. The man, Tyrone Howard, 32, sat stone-faced as the jury foreman announced that he had been convicted of aggravated first-degree...

March 05, 2017 | The New York Times

It’s New York’s salute to the vibrant arts of Asia, a 10-day festival where visitors admire or acquire ancient treasures and contemporary masterworks displayed in lustrous galleries, auction houses and museums. Now in its eighth year, Asia Week New York, which begins on Thursday, has blossomed into a kind of...

March 02, 2017 | NY1

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance sat down with Errol Louis to discuss a controversial new proposal in Congress that would allow gun owners licensed outside of New York to carry their weapons in the city.

February 27, 2017 | CBS New York

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is awarding millions to community-based programs in an effort to prevent crime. “If we want to get serious about making our communities safer, we have to be serious about investing in our communities,” Vance said. The district attorney is giving $58 million in criminal forfeiture funds from international banks to...

February 27, 2017 | NBC New York

A chunk of the $375 million fine that HSBC had to pay for illegally hiding foreign investments will be funding four new community centers in Manhattan, District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Monday. The prosecutor says the money seized from white-collar crimes will go toward centers in Washington Heights, Harlem, East Harlem and the Lower East Side. 

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February 27, 2017 | New York Law Journal

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday that his office will distribute nearly $58 million in bank forfeiture funds toward programs that help children. Vance said $12 million will be divided almost equally among nine existing organizations—including Sanctuary for Families and the Legal Aid Society...

February 27, 2017 | New York Daily News

Invest, don't prosecute. That was the Manhattan District Attorney's message Monday as he announced a $58 million investment in inner city organizations. Cyrus Vance Jr. said his office will use money obtained prosecuting big corporations for good. "I understand, as well as anybody, that if you really want to reduce...

February 27, 2017 | ABC New York

Money taken from criminal enterprises is being used to help stop criminal activity. It's happening with millions of dollars in New York and several youth programs stand to benefit. $58 million to fight crime comes from criminal funds from international banks that the Manhattan District Attorney went after. "If we want to get serious about safety we need to get...

February 26, 2017 | NY1

Baseball legend Joe Torre spoke about growing up in a violent Brooklyn household...Torre's Safe at Home Foundation and dozens of other community groups were awarded nearly $60 million by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. The money comes from forfeiture funds and settlements with international banks for violating U.S. sanctions. The money will now be used to help at-risk children...

February 23, 2017 | New York Post

It would be an enormous “mistake” for Congress to de facto nationalize US gun laws at the lowest common denominator with the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.