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Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

Monique Villa | Posted 04.04.2017 | Impact
Monique Villa

$150 billion. According to the International Labour Organization, that's the revenue generated by each year by forced labor for those who place more value on profit than people.

Apple and the Ticking Time Bomb Scenario

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.15.2017 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Apple experts should write the required program, if that's what needs to be done, starting right now! Repeat, starting right now!

D.A. Cy Vance: Drop the Case Against Activist Jazz Hayden

Anthony Papa | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

In the interest of justice, New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance should drop the trumped-up charges against Jazz Hayden. He is an example of someone who has changed his life and dedicated it to serving his community.

Pimps Tattoo Bar Code on Victim's Neck

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Pimps brand their victims the way Nike brands its shoes. A 16 year-old girl identified as "Taz" in an op-ed was "branded" on her neck with a safety pin when she refused a tattoo.

A Prosecutor Sets His Sights On the Johns

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

This is one of the few high profile cases across the country in which the johns as well as the traffickers have been indicted, and I applaud the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., for his leadership.

Taking Down Pimps Without Traumatizing Victims

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

They tattooed these street names on the women they exploited. One woman had a crown with a dollar sign tattooed above her pubic bone. Another had "King Koby" and a barcode permanently inked on her neck.

Lone Wolves or Sheep?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Defense attorney Elizabeth Fink last week underscored an ugly truth about the NYPD's three key terrorism cases. In each case, terrorism suspects have turned out to be mentally unstable young men.

City Gave Millions In Rent Assistance To Dead People

Posted 11.27.2011 | New York

A new audit by City Comptroller John Liu finds that the city has doled out $11.8 million in rent assistance to thousands of people who were already si...

DSK - Faux Spin Doctor

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

Life's Like That One of the many interesting positions that life can twist you into is that of being wrong and right on the same subject. Such has b...

Strauss-Kahn Case Becomes a Circus

Bob Barr | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime
Bob Barr

Nafissatou Diallo and her lead lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, have thrown all normal rules of professional conduct to the wind and decided instead to conduct their case in the manner of the famous showman, P.T. Barnum.

Pulling DSK Case Back From Wonderland

Bob Barr | Posted 09.11.2011 | New York
Bob Barr

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. exercises his discretion to drop the charges against DSK because they are unsustainable legally, he is virtually certain to be the target of continued political attacks; but he will have gained a great deal of credibility for his office and himself.

New York City's Topsy-Turvy Terrorism War

Len Levitt | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Mayor Bloomberg declaring last week that the FBI was not interested in pursuing a terrorism case developed by the NYPD suggests that the relationship between the two agencies has sunk to an all-time low.

D.A. Vance Steps Up Criminal Probe Into Missing $750,000 From Bloomberg's Campaign | By Barbara Ross and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The state Independence Party has dragged its heels so much on turning over documents about a mysterious $750,000 payment that Manhattan District Attor...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Haas

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD Captain Ronald Haas an asset or liability to the Manhattan District Attorney's detective squad? That's a question the newly elected District Attorney Cyrus Vance may soon be asking.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Raids Construction Office In Manhattan | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan district attorney's office raided the offices of Lehr Construction early Wednesday, seizing project records, bidding documents and other...

The Morgenthau Era Comes To An End, But The Jury Is Still Out On Some

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Imagine how surprised and delighted New Yorkers must have been when they awoke to find the city is embarking on a Democratic runoff -- a two-week political steel cage match to decide the nominations for public advocate and comptroller.

Cy Vance Jr. Not Ready For Prime Time

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Whenever the Times, the News and the Post gang up to endorse the same policy or political candidate, something is amiss.

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

Candidates Talk Drugs, Exchange Blows In Manhattan DA Debate

New York Times | JOHN ELIGON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Leslie Crocker Snyder, a former judge making her second run for Manhattan district attorney, had the opening word on Tuesday night in the first televi...