“Blake Norton needlessly resorted to violence when he allegedly assaulted a subway rider dozens of times,” said District Attorney Bragg. “The alleged acts reflect the serious and excessive nature of the assault, as the victim laid helplessly on the ground. Our prosecutors are working diligently to hold accountable anyone who threatens the safety of subway riders.”
“This defendant has now returned more than $30,000 back to New York City thanks to the hard work of our prosecutors. During a time where our city budget is strained, our taxpayer dollars need to be put directly to services that will help New Yorkers. We will continue to prosecute those who defraud the public and think they can use city funds for their own personal use,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“Andre Mosby allegedly escalated a confrontation by using his vehicle as battering ram with such force that a man was killed. Vehicular violence takes a significant toll on our communities and families. Nothing can bring back the victim to his family and friends, but my Office pledges to provide appropriate accountability,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“A woman’s life was in serious danger when Victor Lopez decided to attack her in a subway station – with a train moments away,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Thankfully, the woman was able to catch her balance, avoid injury and survive this frightening attack. These attacks tear at public safety and the sentence imposed today reflects that we take all acts of violence in our transit system seriously.”
“The tragedy of gun violence is manifold when young New Yorkers are accused of shooting at and killing other New Yorkers – in this case, their own friend,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Allegations like these are some of the most serious I can imagine, and our prosecutors are treating this case with the sober care it deserves. We will hold accountable those who use gun violence to destroy our communities.”
“Frtiz Grünbaum was a man of incredible depth and spirit, and his memory lives on through the artworks that are finally being returned to his relatives. I hope this moment can serve as a reminder that despite the horrific death and destruction caused by the Nazis, it is never too late to recover some of what we lost, honor the victims, and reflect on how their families are still impacted to this day. We still have so much to learn from Fritz Grünbaum and these seven pieces that he found to be so beautiful. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is proud to have played a role in remembering his legacy,” said District Attorney Bragg.