Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.03.23

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.

LAS decries eviction of residents displaced by Hurricane Ida

PIX11: Families displaced by Ida to be removed from NYC hotel
ABC7: Families displaced by Ida facing possible move to homeless shelter as FEMA funding ends
NYDN: NYPD officers help remove Hurricane Ida victims from Manhattan hotel
CBS2: NYC residents displaced by remnants of Hurricane Ida scrambling
Gothamist: Displaced by Ida, remaining hotel residents face another difficult move
NYDN: Last Ida victims removed from hotel amid mounting criticism over NYPD involvement

City continues to withhold demographic data of New Yorkers in DNA database

NYDN: NYPD falters on promise of DNA database demographic transparency, advocates say
Patch: Who’s In NYC’s DNA Database? NYPD Still Refuses To Say: Advocates
El Diario: Reclaman a la Ciudad de NY transparencia sobre demografía en base de muestras de ADN

More LAS in the news

NYDN: NYC has found a way to balance mental illness and criminal justice
NYDN: Family faces eviction in case advocates say highlights need for ‘Good Cause’ protections
NYDN: NYC immigrant housing centers would follow right-to-shelter rules under new bill
Gothamist: Rent-stabilized tenants sue after ‘Frankenstein’ renovations carve up apartments
NYS Focus: Hochul’s Budget Pads Prosecution Funding Without Match for Public Defense
Telemundo47: Modelo de salud pública contra la violencia
Marketplace: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan goes before the Supreme Court
Brooklyn Paper: Op-Ed: Moral Obligation to Expand and Fully Fund Right to Counsel
El Diario: El Bronx programa que instruye a jóvenes sobre cómo mantenerse al margen
NEWS12: Bill would make judges determine if defendant goes to mental health program
AMNY: Harlem tenants sue landlords, city over allegedly illegal alterations to apartments
The City: The Number of Rent-Stabilized Apartments Registered in Ridgewood Plummeted
Crime Report: Long Forbidden Routine of Visible Shackling Applies To Verdict Reading, Jury Polling
Reuters: New York to pay millions to protesters arrested at George Floyd demonstration
NYT: N.Y.P.D. Fails to Appear at Hearing on Contentious Policing Unit
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: BK judges want to ensure that children who are arrested get lawyers
The Guardian: New York to pay millions to protesters mistreated in 2020 George Floyd protest
Black Star News: City Hall Rally Held Against NYPD’s Strategic Response Group
The Real Deal: Affordable housing industry pitches $2B rent-aid fund
City Limits: New York’s First ‘Good Cause’ Eviction Law Falls, Ramping Up Push for Statewide Bill