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McMahon promises action by DA’s office in fight for equality
June 5, 2020

District Attorney Michael McMahon released a statement on Friday promising to address and prevent racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Mcmahon by podium
Emptying jails is a dangerous fantasy: The city must remain safe and keeping violent people on Rikers Island is no ‘death sentence’
May 19, 2020

Groups of zealots have argued that the coronavirus pandemic should lead all New Yorkers to eagerly embrace a drastic reduction in the jail and prison population.

mens feets and legs in jail with unifirm
Push to alert domestic violence victims about resources during pandemic
April 27, 2020

The Staten Island District Attorney is getting the word out that there are still resources for those living with their abusers.

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2020/04/27/push-to-alert-domestic-violence-victims-about-resources-during-pandemic-
Amid the spread of coronavirus, district attorney to honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week online
April 21, 2020

Even though large public gatherings are banned amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), DA McMahon is asking Staten Islanders to come together virtually to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon is shown
What the D.A. wants you to know to prevent coronavirus IRS scam
April 15, 2020

DA McMahon is warning Staten Islanders of potential scams aimed at taking personal information from borough residents seeking their government stimulus checks that are part of the largest stimulus relief package in American history.

irs check with corona virus scam
The hidden toll: How advocates, officials are helping domestic violence victims in quarantine
April 10, 2020

As the coronavirus rolls through NYC, quarantining people in homes across the five boroughs, some victims of domestic violence are being faced with a reality that forces them to be confined with their abusers.

Two people hold hands during the Open Arms Center of Hope 10th annual domestic violence awareness walk down Jersey Street in Staten Island.
D.A. vows law during coronavirus scare: ‘The last thing we need is a state of criminality’
March 21, 2020

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon has this message for anyone assuming they can take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic to break the law: No, you can’t.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, seen in this 2016 file photo, said his office will continue to prosecute cases during the coronavirus pandemic.
Staff additions, promotions boost muscle at Staten Island D.A.’s office
February 6, 2020

Since taking office four years ago, McMahon has boosted the number of assistant district attorneys to 80 from 45.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, left, and members of his staff renew their oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony on Feb. 4, 2020, at St. John's University's Grymes Hill campus.
D.A. McMahon sworn in for 2nd term
January 6, 2020

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon was sworn in for a second term on Monday.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon poses with his wife, Justice Judith McMahon and daughter, Julia, as he is sworn in for his second term.
Advocates of new bail law have heads in the sand
December 4, 2019

Those arguing in favor of the new criminal justice laws are entirely misrepresenting the facts of how it compares to other states that have passed similar laws in recent years and the impact such sweeping changes would have on public safety.

New York's new bail law does not allow the judge any discretion in setting bail.