Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 01.06.23

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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.

Statement from the counsel for Travis Bickford

NY1: Suspect in New Year’s Eve machete attack charged with attempted murder
NYT: Times Square Suspect Wanted to ‘Carry Out Jihad,’ Prosecutors Say
PIX11: ‘I wanted to kill an officer’: Man allegedly targeted NYPD cops in name of holy war
ABC7: Suspect who attacked 2 NYPD officers in Times Square makes 1st court appearance
Sun Journal: Wells man intended to kill officers during Times Square attack, court documents show
Newsday: Travis Bickford, suspect in alleged attack, said he wanted ‘to kill an officer in uniform’
NY Daily News: Accused Times Square jihadist tried to grab cop’s gun, targeted men in uniform
Associated Press: DA: Times Square machete suspect wanted ‘jihad’ on police
Gothamist: Suspect arraigned in Times Square machete attack on police officers
NBC4: Harrowing Details Emerge in Times Square Machete Attack as 19-Year-Old Is Remanded
Newsweek: Self-Radicalized Teen Reveals Why He Attacked NYC Police With Machete
NYDN: Accused Times Square jihadist held without bail as new details emerge about his plan
1010WINS: Trevor Bickford held without bail in NYE machete attack on NYPD officers
CBS New York: NYPD machete attack suspect wanted to kill an officer in uniform
Newsday: Travis Bickford, suspect in alleged NYE attack, wanted ‘to kill people and carry out Jihad’
Daily Mail: ‘All-American jihadi’, 19, wanted ‘to kill and carry out Jihad’ 
CNN: Man accused of attacking NYPD officers wanted ‘to kill people and carry out jihad’
NYP: Terror suspect Trevor Bickford tried to grab cop’s gun ‘to kill’ NYPD officers in NYE attack

More LAS in the news

Capitol Pressroom: End of an era for New York’s rent relief program
PIX11: Man dragged from train by NYPD officer to get $135,000 from NYC
News Nation: New York stops prosecuting children under 12 in 2023
Capitol Pressroom: Governor Hochul uses clemency power sparingly
Workers World: Incarcerated lives endangered in freezing conditions
Ebony Magazine: This Secret Historical Society is Fighting to Save its Brooklyn Headquarters
NYDN: Migrants bound for NYC spent five days on buses after getting stuck in winter storm
NYDN: Plan to hire civilian outsiders as NYC jail wardens riles rank-and-file workers
The Real Deal: How did 116,000 rent-stabilized units vanish?
Capitol Pressroom: Prison working conditions eyed for reform
City Limits: As NYC’s Food Stamp Crisis Worsens, State Agency Withholds Relief
SI Advance: Well-known Staten Island lawyer ID’d by facial recognition, booted from Radio City
1010WINS Podcast: A change for New York’s juvenile justice system
Gothamist: NYC police have stopped and questioned more people this year than last
City Limits: NYC’s Floundering ‘Right to Counsel’ Fails to Keep Pace With Eviction Cases
Law360: Residential Real Estate Cases To Watch In 2023
The City: City to Pay $135K to Homeless Man Dragged Off Subway by Cops