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March 17, 2011 | Manhattan Times

Symbols are a staple of the fashions that our children wear. They appear innocently on baseball caps, basketball jerseys, even on beaded necklaces. But sometimes these symbols mean something more when they are worn on the streets of our community.

That was one of the lessons learned on Tue., March 15 when concerned parents, students, and teachers...

March 16, 2011 |

The Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has made it a mission to get out into the neighborhoods to get a real feel for what is going on and to get feedback from the people he serves.

He didn't need to go far to see the affects the recent rise in city crime.

Earlier this year Vance visited the Elmendorf Reform Church on East 123rd...

March 16, 2011 | Amsterdam News

Last month, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced the indictment of 14 members of a young street crew accused of selling crack cocaine and powerful automatic weapons around West 137th Street between Lenox and Seventh avenues – a neighborhood graced by churches, schools and community centers. But as we work to free our neighborhoods...

February 18, 2011 | Daily News

Residents of a troubled Harlem block where a street gang peddled drugs for years said Thursday the teens' dealing was no secret to them.

Many of the thugs of the "137th Street Crew" were welcomed to the block between Lenox Ave. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. by friends who let them into the apartment buildings that dot the tidy...

February 16, 2011 | The New York Times

All but one of the reputed gang members were born in the 1990s. The lone female among them was a student at Deerfield Academy, an elite Massachusetts prep school.

They were said to have hired young girls to carry their guns because the girls were less likely to be stopped and frisked by the police. And some of them allegedly continued to run their...

February 16, 2011 | NBC

Prosecutors announced they have taken down a violent street gang that has terrorized a swath of Harlem streets and even recruited children to commit crimes like shootings, robberies and transporting guns and drugs.

February 15, 2011 | Reuters

A New York investor who has appeared on CNBC television as a derivatives expert has been charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims out of more than $4 million, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said on Tuesday.

Brian Kim, 35, was charged with 26 felony counts including grand larceny, scheming to defraud and falsifying business...

February 08, 2011 | The Observer

They were murdered more than a generation ago, before a fair portion of the city’s adult population was born. But the cases of Cornelia Crilley, murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover, murdered in 1977, remain unsolved–for now, that is.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance recently announced the indictment of a serial killer and sex...

February 03, 2011 | NBC

A crafty crime ring honed a very 21st-century scheme, authorities say: gleaning stolen credit-card numbers online from data thieves, deploying the numbers for a million-dollar, cross-country Apple store shopping spree and using social media to boast about it all.

February 02, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

This just in: state and federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced two new developments on the cybercrime front on Wednesday.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. (pictured, left) said 27 Brooklyn residents have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to purchase Apple products, including iPods and iPads, from...