Richard Aborn
District attorney
Richard Aborn
Richard Aborn is the president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, a partner in the law firm Constantine Cannon, and the managing director of Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services (CAAS) where he works with large urban police departments and criminal justice agencies in the United States and Europe.
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Molloy: Cowardly pols won't take on NRA - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
"The only thing more heartbreaking than the tragic death of Tayshana Murphy is that it could have been prevented," says Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. "Congress needs to pass sensible gun control legislation
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft | 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America ... - Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
... Wickersham & Taft LLP 2 from Cadwalader's New York office, Richard Aborn (Equipment Finance), Fredric Altschuler (Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation), Louis Bevilacqua (Corporate), Dennis Block (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance),
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Collapsing Strauss-Kahn Case Adds To Doubts On Manhattan Prosecutor Cy Vance - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
My vote for Manhattan DA went to Richard Aborn during that campaign. That's all I'm going to say for now. If the largest city in the US with all its high-powered legal troops can F this up so badly, on both sides, what help is there here for us in the
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DNA samples are the new fingerprints - Albany Times Union (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“It's time for the law to catch up with technology,” said Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. (He did not attend a 2 pm press conference, but sent a supporting statement.) They were supposed to be joined by Law
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft | The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 ... - Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
In the area of Asset Finance and Leasing, Richard Aborn was recognized as the head of a team “ably supported” by Steven Lenkowsky and tax specialist Daniel Mulcahy. The Bank Lending team was noted for “superior business acumen” and a practice that
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Needless delays For NY justice - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
In 1993, he allegedly attacked a 16-year-old girl, whom he is accused of choking and raping after breaking into her Lower East Side apartment. Cops collected DNA from the scene but couldn't identify the assailant
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Molloy: Assault on deadly ammo clips - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
Bratton has teamed up with former Manhattan prosecutor Richard Aborn, who must feel like trying to pass the ban is like déjà vu all over again. Today, Aborn, head of the Citizens Crime Commission, is releasing a database full of facts on every mass
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Three Candidates Vying for the Seat
NYTimes - over 7 years
Cyrus R. Vance Jr. AGE 55 QUICK HITS Worked as a Manhattan prosecutor from 1982 through 1988. He specialized in white-collar criminal defense for private firms in Seattle and New York. His father was secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter. ENDORSEMENTSRobert M. Morgenthau, Gloria Steinem, David Dinkins, United Federation of Teachers. MONEY
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District Attorney Bid Fueled by Ambitious Agenda and Rising Profile
NYTimes - over 7 years
He paced before the subway entrance at 72nd Street and Broadway, the crisp crosswinds tugging his hair. Early-morning commuters trickled toward him in spurts, and, as if in a game of sharks and minnows, he methodically pounced. ''Hi, sir, Richard Aborn,'' he would say, extending his hand. Some twisted their bodies and kept their heads down like
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EDITORIAL; Manhattan's District Attorney
NYTimes - over 7 years
The decision by Robert Morgenthau not to seek re-election as the Manhattan district attorney after more than a third of a century of distinguished service in the job means a changing of the guard come January in one of the nation's premier prosecutorial offices. His successor will be chosen in the Democratic primary on Sept. 15 because the
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Manhattan District Attorney Endorses a Candidate to Succeed Him
NYTimes - over 7 years
This time last year, it was mostly speculation. In February, it became obvious, a public secret that had not yet been rubber-stamped. On Thursday, it was official. Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, held a news conference on the steps of the stately civil courthouse in Lower Manhattan to announce that he was endorsing Cyrus R.
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Familiar Influence in Prosecutor's Race
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Robert M. Morgenthau and Leslie Crocker Snyder traded bitter barbs in 2005 during the race for Manhattan district attorney. Mr. Morgenthau, who became the district attorney in 1975, stressed his experience; Ms. Snyder, a former judge, said it was time for a change. Four years later, the campaign for Mr. Morgenthau's seat is sounding much like the
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In City Hall, Considering A Campaign For Prosecutor
NYTimes - almost 8 years
City Hall may want to have its say in who becomes the next Manhattan district attorney. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's criminal justice coordinator, John Feinblatt, is considering running for the office, according to three people who were briefed on Mr. Feinblatt's intentions. These people insisted on anonymity either because they were not authorized
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Morgenthau's Top Aide, a Possible Successor, Offers Resignation
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Daniel J. Castleman, the second in command to the Manhattan district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, has offered a letter of resignation, four people aware of the letter said on Tuesday. The move comes days after Mr. Morgenthau, 89, announced that he would not seek a 10th term in office. Mr. Castleman, who has discussed running to replace his boss
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Contenders Jockey for Position in a Quick Race
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Based on her spirited run four years ago, the early favorite to succeed District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau would appear to be Leslie Crocker Snyder, a former judge known for her tough sentences for violent criminals and for taking 42 percent of the vote against Mr. Morgenthau in a bitter generational struggle four years ago. But the race -- the
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NYC; Yes, There's the Trial, but There Are Also Broader Statistics
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Inevitably, emotions ran high this week with the start of the trial in the 50-shot police killing of Sean Bell. That much was obvious in protests outside the courthouse in Queens. It was obvious in angry comments posted on blogs. For some New Yorkers, the entire Police Department stands in the dock with the three indicted detectives, branded as out
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Genetic Bank Raises Issues of Practicality and Privacy
NYTimes - about 9 years
Simple cotton swabs would be rubbed inside the mouths of suspects. The collected human cheek cells would then be mined for DNA strands. And those samples would be put together as potential evidence in prosecutions. But those few elemental steps -- to be taken by city police officers -- would represent a vast expansion of the tools available for
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Recalling When Crime Was Never Out of Mind
NYTimes - about 9 years
In the bad old days of street crime, an era most New Yorkers would think of as before 1990, it was a personal quandary and a public obsession: If assaulted, do I run, hand over the money or stand and fight? And should I carry a weapon? They were the days of ''mugger's money,'' or cash carried simply to placate a robber who might otherwise use a
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Bloomberg Cast As Enemy No. 1 Of Gun Rights
NYTimes - over 9 years
In New York, Michael R. Bloomberg is known as the billionaire media mogul who became mayor. But in many parts of the country, he is the man who would take away your guns. An editorial writer in Harrisburg, Pa., accuses him of ''ranting'' about illegal firearms. A conservative publication in Florida, NewsMax, asserts: ''Bloomberg's hatred of guns
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Aborn
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 56
    While on leave from his position in 2009 he was a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney.
    More Details Hide Details His list of endorsements included Congressman Jerry Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, State Senators Eric Schneiderman and Eric Adams, Assemblypersons Jonathan Bing, Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried, Brian Kavanagh, Daniel O'Donnell, Linda Rosenthal and Michelle Schimel, and gun control organizations the Brady Campaign, Gun Free Kids, Million Mom March and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. He lost the election to Cy Vance.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 48
    In 2001 Aborn served as the senior law enforcement advisor to the Democratic mayoral nominee.
    More Details Hide Details During that campaign he developed criminal justice policies for New York City including the establishment of a “311” program which Mayor Michael Bloomberg implemented.
  • 1999
    Age 46
    In 1999 Aborn was commissioned by the New York City Public Advocate to conduct an investigation of the NYPD’s disciplinary system and its response to civilian complaints of misconduct.
    More Details Hide Details On behalf of the Public Advocate, he also investigated NYPD’s disciplinary decisions in the fatal shooting of Amadou Diallo.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 39
    From 1992-1996 Aborn served as the president of Handgun Control Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) and was a principal strategist behind the passing of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act as well as the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
    More Details Hide Details Aborn also served as the president of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.
  • 1984
    Age 31
    In the District Attorney's office he prosecuted felonies, including homicides, until 1984 when he began the law firm of Aborn and Anesi.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 26
    In 1979 Aborn became an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office under Robert M. Morgenthau.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Aborn was born in New York in 1952 and attended the University of Dubuque before studying at John Marshall Law School.
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