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Your Weekly Update – December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021

Recently, President Joe Biden issued a first-of-its kind United States Strategy on Countering Corruption. This strategy calls for increased law enforcement resources and improved information sharing between the intelligence communities across the nation that are devoted to anti-corruption efforts… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

This week, I was joined by the NYPD in announcing the takedown of an arsenal of ghost guns in Fresh Meadows, the fifth such seizure in Queens since August…(continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021

The months of November and December bring many joyous occasions for people celebrating holidays that include the lighting of candles. My Office would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the potential dangers of leaving candlelight unattended for an extended period of time… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a national drug abuse crisis. In 2020, Queens saw a significant increase in overdose deaths, echoing national data for the same time period… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

The past few weeks have highlighted serious concerns regarding the present conditions at Rikers Island, including severe overcrowding, delays in the intake process and understaffing… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

It is difficult to fathom that tomorrow marks the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although two decades have passed, that day is forever etched in our memories as having a profound impact on the lives of those who live and work in our borough, city, state and country… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

This week’s storm wreaked havoc on our City, bringing record-breaking floods and devastating damage throughout all the five boroughs. As we continue to assess the damage and initiate clean up efforts to restore our properties, please be mindful of potential scams concerning home improvement and renovation projects… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

In a few short weeks, families across the borough will be sending their children back to school. As a mother of two young boys, I have full faith that the already established protocols across the City’s school system will keep our children safe from the ongoing pandemic. However, families and school administrators must also stay…

Your Weekly Update – August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

This week, I announced a 92-count complaint charging a Queens man with aggravated animal cruelty, prohibition of animal fighting and other crimes. This type of criminal behavior is never acceptable… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

When I became District Attorney in January 2020, I pledged to pursue what I call brave justice – keeping the communities of Queens safe while helping to create a more equitable criminal justice system… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

This week, I announced hate crime charges in two separate cases involving attacks on people of Asian descent and members of the Muslim community. Acts of hate will not be tolerated in Queens County, where our diversity is our greatest strength… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

Yesterday, I announced charges against a Queens man who, as alleged, recklessly hit a four year old child while driving a motorized scooter at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021

I was excited to recently join the NYPD and the City District Attorneys to announce the expansion of the “Saturday Night Lights” youth sports program. Queens County, specifically, is now home to 17 new program sites, which offer recreational programming for young people on Saturday evenings from 5 to 7pm for ages 11-14 and from 7…

Your Weekly Update – July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

Our recent takedown in Far Rockaway resulted in the seizure of dangerous weapons and illicit drugs. Included among them was fentanyl – a powerful opioid that increases the risk of overdose and has driven record numbers of overdose deaths in New York City… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has been commemorated by this office for the past 14 years. It is a time to inform members of the public of our commitment to serve all victims of crime, as well as to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, and to remember the lives we have…

Your Weekly Update – April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that my office is currently requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified applicants to implement the Queens Community Violence Prevention Project… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual effort to raise public awareness of these crimes and educate the public on prevention methods. My office is committed to helping survivors break the silence surrounding rape and sexual assault allegations, which remain some of the most under-reported crimes… (Continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is important to me that you know about a scam that is affecting so many of our seniors here in Queens County. Seniors are being targeted on a daily basis by sophisticated phone scammers pretending to be a grandchild or other loved one in trouble and needing cash for bail….

Your Weekly Update – March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

The troubling trend of violent incidents against members of the Asian community unfortunately continues nationwide. COVID misinformation and existing prejudice have created a toxic mix that has fueled these incidents… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

This week, I appeared in Court to request the dismissal of nearly 700 cases where people were detained, arrested and charged with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and prostitution-related crimes… (continued)

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