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Six Indicted After Single Largest Illegal Gun Buy in the City

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WNYC

Six people have been indicted on more than 500 separate charges for allegedly transporting and selling firearms to undercover police officers.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DA Vance Makes Tackling Domestic Abuse a Priority

Friday, March 14, 2014

At a time when crime numbers are down in New York City, domestic violence cases are up. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. explains how his office plans on addressing these kinds of crimes, and how the newly opened Manhattan Family Justice Center might help.

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WNYC News

NYC Progressives Continue Victory Lap With Mammoth DA Inaugural Bash

Sunday, February 09, 2014

WNYC

More than 800 turned out to crown a new Brooklyn DA.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Brooklyn DA Nominee Ken Thompson on Prosecuting Crime

Thursday, October 03, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

What's the role of a DA in a changing New York City? Ken Thompson, Democratic nominee (and presumptive winner) for Brooklyn District Attorney, discusses his vision for the office and the challenges for prosecuting criminals that the next mayor, NYPD commissioner, and justice system will face.

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WNYC News

Case Dismissed Against Queens Man Arrested for Zimmerman Facebook Post

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC

A grand jury refused to indict a Queens man who was arrested last week for making an angry Facebook post in response to the George Zimmerman verdict. But although the case was dismissed, he remains in jail for violating his parole. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn DA Effect

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is "Brooklyn DA" just another documentary show, or does it count as a violation of election-year equal time? Jami Floyd legal analyst and sometimes guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, talks about the controversy over the CBS program, Charles Hynes' reelection campaign, and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who Polices Prosecutors?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Joaquin Sapien talks about his ProPublica report that found that New York City prosecutors who withhold evidence, tolerate false testimony, or commit other abuses almost never see their careers damaged.

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WNYC News

Who Polices Prosecutors?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tony Bennett is a two-time felon. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He's been free since 2008 because a former Queens Assistant District Attorney violated a basic rule-of-law; he withheld critical evidence from Bennett’s attorney.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DA Vance On Gun Control

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New York State is set to pass comprehensive gun control legislation. Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney, reacts to the legislation and discusses recent weapons prosecutions. He's joined by Executive Assistant District Attorney Chauncey Parker, who oversees the Crime Strategies Unit.

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WNYC News

After 35 Years, Moving Day for Robert Morgenthau

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has been in office since 1975 -- and he’s literally been in the same offices for all those years.

As anyone who has moved after a very long time knows, it can be quite a task.

This week, the eighth floor at 1 Hogan Place was ...

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