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Littered Staten Island sites get a good cleanup as part of new initiative
August 31, 2021

Members of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Community Partnership Unit and the city Department of Sanitation recently cleared debris and litter…

garbage and trees
Anti-hate initiative ramped-up on Staten Island, modeled after drug-abuse campaign Updated Aug 10, 2021; Posted Aug 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

The borough’s Hate Crimes Task Force (HCTF) last week unveiled its latest initiative in an ongoing fight against intolerance.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon held a meeting last week with the borough's Hate Crimes Task Force to unveil a new initiative modeled after the SIHOPE program.
He spent 23 years in prison on wrongful murder conviction. In landmark day for Staten Island, D.A. clears his name.
July 22, 2021

More than two decades after being sentenced to a prison term of 25 years to life for the 1996 slaying of Stapleton resident Shdell Lewis, Grant Williams’ case was vacated…

Grant Williams, center, celebrates with his attorneys as his 1997 murder conviction was vacated by District Attorney Michael E. McMahon in state Supreme Court in St. George
Nothing says we’re back like summer camp’: McMahon on hand as camp makes its return at West Brighton church
July 7, 2021

Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon smiles along with children of For the City Summer Camp at Salem Evangelical Church in West Brighton.

Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon smiles along with children of For the City Summer Camp at Salem Evangelical Church in West Brighton
New signs warn ‘inconsiderate slobs’ of big fines for illegal dumping
June 29, 2021

Borough officials on Tuesday unveiled new “no dumping” traffic signs on the West Shore Expressway in a problem area notorious for litter.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon unveil a new NYS DOT "No Dumping" sign on Exit 8 of the West Shore Expressway
‘A recipe for disaster:’ DA McMahon urges state representatives to vote against pair of bills proposing parole changes
June 8, 2021

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon urges state representatives to vote against pair of bills proposing parole changes.

da mcmahon speaking in a blue suit and red tie
New way of fighting drug abuse and gun violence on S.I. bolstered with renewed agreement
May 28, 2021

At the start of the opioid crisis on Staten Island, there was a phrase used by prosecutors with the district attorney’s office to describe repeat offenders with a substance-abuse disorder: “Living a life sentence five days at a time.”

SIPPS Executive Director Joseph Conte, NYPD Assistant Chief Frank Vega, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and SIUH Executive Director Brahim Ardolic sitting at a table
‘Hate in any form will not be tolerated’: Staten Island officials, community leaders denounce spike in hate crimes
May 26, 2021

Local elected officials, the borough’s NYPD commanding officer, and faith and community leaders convened on the steps of Borough Hall Wednesday morning to denounce the recent citywide spike of hate crimes and the most recent incident to strike Staten Island.

DA mcmahon at a press release about hate crimes
Gun buy-back event takes guns off Staten Island streets
April 24, 2021

Elected officials, the New York Police Foundation and the New York Police Department organized a gun buy-back program in Mariners Harbor Saturday in an effort to take guns…

michael mcmahon with a table full of guns
A platform of empowerment’: 27th annual Crime Victims’ Vigil held Thursday night
April 22, 2021

The 27th annual Crime Victims’ Vigil was held virtually Thursday night, showcasing the strength and resilience of survivors as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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