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Mayor Partners with Delivery Companies, Continues to Criminalize Immigrant Delivery Workers

The same full throttle e-bikes subjected to aggressive ticketing for low-income workers have been approved for use by large corporations, according to the New York Daily News.
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Warrant Canceled for Client in Critical Condition

Nicholas Feliciano attempted suicide while in New York City Department of Correction custody at Rikers Island and remains in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, according to ABC News.
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LAS Hosts American Bar Association President Judy Perry Martinez

Ms. Martinez spoke candidly about her experience as an attorney, as a pro bono volunteer at the southern border, and about the importance of civil legal services work as a means for lifting individuals out of poverty.
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Homeless Youth Put at Further Risk While Waiting for Promised Aid

In early 2017 the Mayor pledged access to housing vouchers but only 9% of the 655 young people who exited long-term youth shelters in June were able to secure their own apartments, according to THE CITY.
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LAS, Fellow NYC Defenders Urge Immediate Action on Critical Criminal Justice Reforms

A joint letter calls on Albany to build on recent criminal justice reform successes in the next session, reports the New York Daily News.
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Listen: LAS Talks Bail, Discovery Reforms on Max & Murphy Podcast

Marie Ndiaye, Supervising Attorney of the Decarceration Project at The Legal Aid Society, joined the Max & Murphy podcast to discuss reforms enacted this past April.
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LAS in the News 11.29.19

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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Queens DA Releases List of NYPD Officers with Adverse Credibility

Earlier this month, Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez released a list of officers found incredible. In October, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark released a similar list, albeit heavily redacted, according to Gothamist.
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New York Tenants Benefit from New Rent Regulation Laws as Citywide Evictions Plunge

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, housing reforms enacted by the state earlier this year may already be paying off for tens of thousands of renters.
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LAS Calls for Transparency of City DNA Database

Earlier this year, a Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed that OCME maintains a local DNA index system of at least 82,473 forensic DNA profiles, according to The Appeal.
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