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  • Princeton grad sentenced in shooting death of his father

    Newsday

    NEW YORK - (AP) -- A Princeton graduate was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life behind bars in the Manhattan shooting death of his wealthy father after the young man's allowance was slashed.

    Thomas Gilbert Jr. was sentenced by a state Supreme Court judge three months after he was convicted of murdering his 70-year-old father at his parents' home on Manhattan's East Side.

  • Looted coffin returned to Egypt after being acquired by the Met

    New York Post

    An ancient gilded coffin valued at about $4 million that was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art was returned to Egypt in a repatriation ceremony Wednesday after prosecutors determined that it had been looted from the country.

    The coffin was the centerpiece of the Met’s exhibit “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” which opened in July 2018.

  • Restore parolees’ voting rights permanently, and do it now

    New York Daily News

    For the first time in a decade, a clear path exists for New York State lawmakers to end the Jim Crow-era injustice preventing thousands of their fellow citizens from accessing the ballot box. Now is the moment for the state Senate and Assembly to pass S. 1931/A. 4987 to permanently restore voting rights to all formerly incarcerated New Yorkers upon their reentry from prison. I urge legislators to seize the opportunity before them this session to abolish felony disenfranchisement, an anti-democratic practice rooted in white supremacy.

  • White Supremacist Gets Life in Prison for Killing Black Man

    NY1

    James Jackson is the first person convicted of murder as a crime of terrorism in New York State.

    The self-proclaimed white supremacist will now spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

    Timothy Caughman, a gentle 66-year-old who was well-liked by neighbors, was collecting recyclables two years ago when Jackson stabbed him to death on Ninth Avenue near West 36th Street with a large sword.

  • DA Vance Invests in Domestic Violence Intervention Program From Harlem to Houston

    Harlem World Magazine

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the award of a $1.475 million grant to Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, to plan and implement an abusive partner intervention program (APIP) from Harlem To Houston.