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LAS in the News 01.22.21

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Applauds NY State Senate’s Move to Limit Arbitrary Detentions

A recent vote by legislators ensures that New Yorkers won't be "disappeared into detention," reports QNS.com.
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LAS Praises Biden Executive Orders on Immigration

The reversal of the Trump Administration's Muslim travel ban and expanded access to visas, among other actions, were hailed by immigration advocates, as reported by Marketplace.
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LAS Secures COVID-19 Vaccine for Vulnerable Client in DOCCS’ Custody

The court’s decision represents the first known ruling of its kind in New York State during the current pandemic, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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SI District Attorney Employs Facial Recognition Technology on Unsuspecting New Yorkers

A Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed District Attorney McMahon’s use of the controversial Clearview AI application, as reported by WNYC/Gothamist.
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Cuomo Ignores Experts on COVID-19 Vaccination for Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society condemned the Governor for failing to immediately vaccinate incarcerated individuals against the virus, as reported by the Huffington Post.
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LAS Breaks Down Rent Relief Funding on Capital Tonight

The Legal Aid Society’s Judith Goldiner appeared on Spectrum News' Capital Tonight to warn against restrictions that hobbled last year's relief effort.
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Over 4,000 New Yorkers in DOCCS’ Custody Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The Legal Aid Society called on the Governor to join other states and allow vaccinations of people incarcerated in prisons and jails, reports THE CITY.
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LAS in the News 01.15.21

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS, NYCLU Laud AG Lawsuit Condemning Police Violence

The lawsuit joins existing litigation brought by The Legal Aid Society and NYCLU that seeks to address the NYPD’s conduct during the demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd, as reported by the Associated Press.
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