Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.06.22

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

LAS condemns preliminary vote to increase rents, calls for freeze

NYT: Rent Increases May Be Coming for More Than 2 Million New Yorkers
ABC7: NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rents for apartments, lofts
Politico: Rent Guidelines Board poised to raise rents up to 4 percent over 1 year
CBS2: NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes preliminarily to raise costs of rent-stabilized units
AMNY: Rent Guidelines Board casts preliminary vote to increase rent in stabilized apartments
NY1: Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rent-stabilized apartments citywide
Fox 5: Preliminary vote proposes NYC rent hikes, some could see 6% increase
NYT: Looming Rent Increase of Up to 9 Percent Tests Adams’s Housing Priorities
NYP: Vote sets stage for biggest rent hike in a decade for NYC stabilized apartments
The City: Rent Board Reins in Suggested Increase, Proposing 2% to 4%
NBC NY: NYC Rent Board Passes Prelim Vote on Hikes for Hundreds of Thousands
AMNY: Legal Aid Society calls for freeze on rent stabilization adjustments
Bronx News 12: Tenants fear the worst ahead of preliminary vote on rent increases

Staten Island DA spent controversial forfeiture funds on facial recognition tech

The Intercept: SI DA Bought Clearview Facial Recognition Software with Civil Forfeiture Cash
SI Advance: Legal Aid Society criticizes D.A.’s purchase of facial-recognition technology
The Daily Dot: ‘Dystopian’: DA used funds seized from its citizens to pay for facial recognition tech

More LAS in the news

NYT: After a Two-Year Dip, Evictions Accelerate in New York
City Limits: Opinion: For The Sake Of Public Health and Safety, Pass The Treatment Not Jail Act
NYDN: Appeals court shuts down New York familial DNA search policy used in crime solving
Gothamist: Mistakes, stalling hindered investigations of police misconduct during 2020 protests
City & State: The 2022 Power of Diversity: Asian 100
NYT: In Housing Court, Tenants Are Being Evicted Again
BK Reader: NYS Considers Passing New Law, After Police’s Illegal Interrogation is Caught on Video
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Demanding Freeze on Rent Hikes
The Real Deal: Eviction filings pick up as housing courts get busy
City Limits: After First 100 Days, Where Do Adams’ Plans for Immigrant New Yorkers Stand?
City Limits: The City Touts Progress on Street Homeless Outreach. Critics Say It’s More of the Same
Hell Gate: Subway Policing is Still Racist. Wasn’t Tish James Supposed to Investigate That?
Manhattan Times: Know Your Rights As A Protester