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  • Opinion: N.Y.’s brutal trade in human lives

    New York Daily News

    In his State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo pledged his support for important legislative measures to combat human trafficking — a crime that does not often make headlines, but whose victims are in desperate need of our support and protection.

    Take the case of Lamont Brunson, recently prosecuted by my office for sex trafficking. To show his ownership over a 17-year-old victim — a girl who’d been forced into prostitution starting at age 12 — Brunson branded her body with a tattoo of his street name.

  • NY district attorneys call for stricter gun laws

    Thomson Reuters

    NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - New York's district attorneys association on Tuesday called on legislators to enact stricter gun control laws in the wake of last month's deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.