We will continue to work with our partners in the community to address this disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and bring the perpetrators of bias-motivated crimes to justice.
Additionally, I am asking the legislature to expunge past prostitution convictions so they will not hold people back from opportunities for a better future. Our new Community Resource Empowerment Center, which embodies the core principals of my Justice plan, provides an array of opportunities for people to better their lives and end their criminal cases with tools that would help them succeed.
I am also calling on Albany to repeal the law that prohibits what is known as loitering for purposes of prostitution, because of the vagueness of the law, the stark racial inequalities in its enforcement, and the disproportionate harm that enforcement of the law has caused to vulnerable trans women in our community. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the creation of a Street Safety Bureau to assist in police investigations of traffic violence cases, with emphasis on protecting bicyclists and pedestrians, respond to scenes of serious collisions in real time and coordinate support services for victims and their families.
With this Report, we hope to share the methods, analyses and findings of the CRU with others around the country who are engaged in this critical work, and with the public at large.
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I ed Attorney General James in filing a federal lawsuit to bring this practice to an end, so I am extremely gratified that U. District Judge Rakoff today agreed and ened ICE from making those arrests, finding that it was a violation of longstanding practices, of their own policies, and interfered with the administration of justice. These disclosures are required under the law, are being provided to defendants in court and should be part of the public record. With the forthcoming expansion of DAT arrests under the new criminal justice reform law taking effect next year, this program will help us handle misdemeanors more efficiently and equitably while reducing the footprint of the criminal justice system.
Its goal is to enhance transparency and strengthen trust in the criminal justice system, which relies on police witnesses to make criminal cases and requires the utmost integrity and credibility.
During Pride Month, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and competently serve everyone in our borough. But the Trump Administration only escalated this unlawful and dangerous tactic, creating a chilling effect in immigrant communities, which discouraged victims and witnesses from reporting crimes and participating in the legal process.
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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today moved to vacate 1, outstanding misdemeanor warrants stemming from failure to appear in court on misdemeanor marijuana possession cases, and also consented to defense motions to erase 28 past convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, announced that 15 alleged members of the street gang are variously charged in a count indictment with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and to possess weapons, attempted murder and related charges. I urge anyone considering selling their property to be prudent about with whom they do business. These victims, who trusted the defendant to help them avoid foreclosure, instead allegedly had their homes stolen by him and were left facing financial ruin. Three Luna Park Housing Corp.
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Gun Buyback Program in Brownsville. This program addresses the conduct of those who commit misdemeanor offenses and confronts the consequences of their actions in a more meaningful way than traditional court sanctions. We will move away from over-reliance on incarceration, engage all stakeholders as partners in justice, focus resources on those who do the most harm and make my Office more strategic and mission-driven.
The indictment includes charges related to 11 shootings that resulted in eight victims — six of whom were alleged rival gang members and two men who were not rivals.
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Wrongful convictions devastate lives — each one of the 25 cases in this Report is its own tragedy — and strike at the heart of our criminal justice system. This will help keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.
Bureau members will also work directly with legislators to assist in drafting and revising bills to combat vehicular violence, attend Safety Board meetings and host regular meetings with traffic safety advocates, among other duties. With this move, nearly all marijuana cases in Brooklyn have been dismissed.
As we continue to reap the benefits of historic decreases in crime here in Brooklyn and across the country, now is the time to focus on reforming injustices in the system that have led to over-reliance on incarceration and a lack of trust in the criminal justice system. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, today announced that 14 alleged members of the Babiiez street gang are variously charged in an count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder, possess weapons and related charges.
Allowing every resident equal access to our justice system is crucially important and necessary for maintaining fairness and public safety. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today asked the Court to dismiss 3, marijuana cases that remained on the docket mostly because of open warrants. Four additional alleged members of the gang are variously charged in a separate count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder and to possess weapons.
Be wary of any unsolicited offers of help with your property and do not any documents unless you consult with an independently retained attorney. This partnership helps harness the transformative power of art as a response to low-level crimes. I am deeply grateful to all of the people, many of whom have personal experience within the system — who helped develop this comprehensive blueprint, which we have already begun implementing.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, announced the indictment of an alleged gun trafficking ring that purchased firearms in South Carolina and Virginia that were then transported on the Iron Pipeline and destined to be sold on the streets of Brooklyn.