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LAS in the News 07.23.21

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 Wins Settlement Against NYPD in Controversial Banned Chokehold Case

A detective with a long history of misconduct was forced to retire after a disciplinary investigation, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Leaders Make City & State’s Influential Asian 100 List

Archana Jayaram and Jason Wu are among the influential Asian Americans honored by City & State's lastest Power of Diversity list.
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LAS in the News 07.16.21

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 Demands a Halt to Testing of Mixed DNA Samples

Police officers refuse to provide their DNA for an "elimination database," increasing the chances that samples collected from crime scenes are contaminated, according to THE CITY.
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Josh Goldfein Named City & State Winner of the Week

A suit filed by The Legal Aid Society halted the city's move of 8,000 homeless New Yorkers.
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LAS Demands Investigation into Discrimination at Local Blood Labs

The call for a probe follows reports of long-standing policies targeting Chinese American employees, reports THE CITY.
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LAS Secures Temporary Halt to Transfers of Homeless Disabled New Yorkers

A judge blocked the Mayor’s recent order to move disabled individuals who have been living in hotel rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Post.
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LAS Blasts de Blasio Administration for Unsanitary Courthouse Dodge

The Mayor shirked responsibility after the exposure of deplorable conditions at courthouses around the city, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Criticizes Intentions of NYPD “Game Truck”

Olayemi Olurin, a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, was featured in a video by Yahoo! News concerning the new police initiative.
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