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Your Weekly Update – December 2, 2022

December 2, 2022

This week marked the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of such harm against members of our communities… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 25, 2022

November 25, 2022

When I created the Human Trafficking Bureau upon taking office in 2020, I was determined to thwart sex and labor trafficking crimes in this borough. Queens County is, unfortunately, uniquely vulnerable to this illegal industry because of our proximity to two international airports and a large immigration population… (continued)

November 11, 2022

Today, on Veterans Day, I reflect on the debt that we owe to all the heroic men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022

We have one of the most intricate criminal justice systems in the world, and a standard for excellence that we have upheld in Queens County through diligent prosecutorial work… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

The recent string of subway crime has affected us all and the violence simply must end. There are basic rights that New Yorkers should have in this City, and one of them is the right to safety when commuting to work, using the subway to take our children to school, and knowing we will return…

Your Weekly Update – October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

This week, I announced a guilty plea by a defendant for the 1976 killing of an 81-year-old World War I Veteran… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

Yesterday, I was joined by New York City Police Department Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell in announcing that a 16-year-old former student has been charged with making a terroristic threat, reckless endangerment, and other crimes for allegedly orchestrating a phoned bomb threat to St. Francis Preparatory High School on April 25, 2022… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to work together to provide additional resources and avenues of support for DV victims. No-one deserves to suffer the trauma of intimate partner abuse and we must eliminate the stigma attached to being a survivor… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022

I am proud to announce that a total of 62 fully operational weapons were taken off the streets of Queens County during our most recent gun buyback event, held in partnership with the New York City Police Department and Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

With the same commitment that my Office brings to protecting Queens residents from street crimes, we are dedicated to safeguarding the community from those that prey on others over the internet and illegally profit in digital currency… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022

In an effort to keep you apprised of crime trends we’re seeing throughout the Borough, I want to urge everyone to be careful when buying from and selling to strangers online… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 9, 2022

September 9, 2022

As Queens County continues to experience an increase in fatal overdoses, my Office is taking all the necessary steps to combat this alarming trend… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 2, 2022

September 2, 2022

International Overdose Awareness Day, which took place this past Wednesday, is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 26, 2022

August 26, 2022

There has been an important development in our efforts to stop the flow of deadly weapons into our communities… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 19, 2022

August 19, 2022

Yesterday marked the last day of our inaugural QDA Summer C.A.M.P., representing a new “Community Actions Mentorship Program” in my Office… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

This week, I announced that a defendant has been indicted and arraigned on sex trafficking charges and other crimes for allegedly forcing his 17-year-old girlfriend to engage in prostitution activity for his own financial gain… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

This week, members of my Office and I joined communities across the Borough to commemorate National Night Out Against Crime. Every year we gather with our friends and neighbors to reaffirm our commitment to keeping each other safe from crime in our streets… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

This week, I wrote an editorial for the New York Law Journal on the importance of strengthening our State’s animal cruelty laws to better defend our society’s most voiceless members (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

Seeking justice on behalf of victims of crime is at the heart of our work. That mission is all the more important when victims are unable to properly advocate for themselves…(continued)

Your Weekly Update

July 1, 2022

Summer is in full swing and that means more time for outdoor adventures and swimming activities to beat the heat. However, I’d like to encourage everyone to practice caution whenever you are near the water… (continued)

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