“‘F*cking Crazy’: No Charges For Truck Driver Who Killed 25-Year-Old Cyclist Aurilla Lawrence” — Gothamist

Streetsblog, which first reported the news, spoke with the victim’s sister, Kathryn, who called the situation “absolutely outrageous.” A attorney for the family, Steve Vaccaro, told the outlet that New York State law would allow prosecutors to charge the driver with manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of another human being, regardless of whether intent was […]


Driver Who “Wanted To Kill” Times Square Pedestrians Charged With Murder

Amidst outcry over driver Richard Rojas, who injured dozens of pedestrians in Times Square rampage, advocates call for a more comprehensive approach to traffic violence. The [Rojas] crash video is “the most shocking” I’ve ever seen, said Steve Vaccaro, a leading lawyer and advocate of cyclists and pedestrians. The severe charges facing Rojas were appropriate, he added, but not […]


Daily News: “In 179 fatalities involving on-duty NYPD cops in 15 years, only 3 cases led to indictments — and just 1 conviction”

The Daily News interviewed Steve Vaccaro about the Shereese Francis case in connection with a broader report on the failure to prosecute police in instances of fatal misconduct. A Daily News analysis of NYPD-involved deaths starts with the 1999 slaying of unarmed Amadou Diallo in a hail of bullets in the Bronx and ends with […]


CBS2: “News Parents Of Toddler Killed By SUV Driver Furious After Tickets Dismissed”

CBS2 reports on the Liao family’s quest for justice for their daughter, killed by a reckless motorist. The s mishandling of tickets issued to the driver was uncovered during the wrongful death case brought by Vaccaro & White. Click here for the video report. Print version below. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The heartbroken parents of a […]


Gothamist: “Will Banning Big Trucks Make Canal Street Less Deadly?”

Hsi-Pei Liao, who learned last week that the DMV had voided tickets issued to the driver who killed his 3-year-old daughter and injured his mother in Queens last year was on hand.  “We just want justice for what happened,” Liao said. “It’s very hard for us to be here and talk about our family’s death […]