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LAS Calls on Governor Cuomo to Support SWEAT Act

The proposed legislation would help workers recoup stolen wages, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls on Bronx DA to Dismiss Charges Against Client Subjected to Illegal Stop-And-Frisk Searches

Destin Burgess says this kind of misconduct from the officers is neither unique nor even unusual, according to NowThis News/b>.
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LAS in the News 11.08.19

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 Calls on DA-Elect Katz to Fulfill Campaign Promises on Key Criminal Justice Reforms

In a letter sent to Queens District Attorney-Elect Melinda Katz, The Legal Aid Society urges support for needed measures to reverse the punitive approach to law enforcement that the Brown/Ryan Administration employed for decades, reports Patch NYC.
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LAS Applauds NYS Bar Association Report Recommending Reforms to Parole Laws

The Bar Association also announced its support to increase the New York State Parole Board commissioners from 19 to 30 to address a backlog of cases, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Decries Dermot Shea as Choice for New NYPD Commissioner

"This will be more of the same, and our clients – New Yorkers from communities of color – will continue to suffer more of the same from a police department that prioritizes arrests and summonses above all else."
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LAS Responds to Prosecutors’ Attempt to Subvert Historic 2020 Reforms

Local district attorneys are already instructing fellow prosecutors and police officers on ways to work around newly enacted criminal justice reforms – bail, criminal discovery, and speedy trial - that will finally overhaul New York’s antiquated pretrial laws come January 2020, according to the New York Daily News.
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With New DNA Evidence, LAS Reaffirms Fight to Exonerate Client Who Spent 26 Years Incarcerated

The Legal Aid Society called on the Queens District Attorney’s Office to immediately consent to a recently filed vacatur motion regarding the case of Michael Robinson, according to NY1.
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LAS in the News 11.01.19

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 Case Upholding Right to Challenge Unfair and Inflated Misdemeanor Charges

A New York State Court of Appeals decision in The People v. Mouhamed Thiam upheld a well-established precedent securing the rights of New Yorkers to challenge jurisdictionally defective charges on appeal, reports the New York Law Journal.
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