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LAS in the News 7.17.19

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:

The Justice Department declined to charge an NYPD Officer in the death of Eric Garner

NYT: ‘The D.O.J. Has Failed Us’: Eric Garner’s Family Assails Prosecutors
The Root: Justice Department Won’t Bring Charges Against NYPD Officer in Eric Garner’s Death
NY Daily News: Feds won’t prosecute cop in chokehold death of Eric Garner: report
Gothamist: Department Of Justice Won’t Charge Daniel Pantaleo For Eric Garner’s Death

NYC landlords filed a lawsuit to undo the city’s rent-regulation system

NY Daily News: New York landlord groups file lawsuit to reverse rent control reforms
NYT: Landlords Strike Back, Suing to Dismantle Rent Regulation System
6SQFT: NY real estate groups file lawsuit challenging new rent laws, calling them ‘unconstitutional’
Real Estate Weekly: Owners sue over new rent regulations
Commercial Observer: Landlord Groups File Suit Against New York’s Rent Stabilization Laws
Curbed: Landlord groups claim rent laws ‘violate the US Constitution’ in lawsuit
Politico: Landlord groups suing to block rent law changes, arguing entire system is unconstitutional

More LAS in the news

BuzzFeed: A New Bill Would Provide Free Legal Representation For Asylum-Seekers Who Need It
Gothamist: Rikers Island Dilemma: Stop Taking Addiction Meds, Or Stay Behind Bars
NYLJ: Fin Fogg, Who Helped Build Skadden’s M&A Prowess, Dies at 79
NY Daily News: DNA evidence challenges conviction of man who served 26 years
Caribbean Life: Expert advice: What to do if ICE comes to your door