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LAS in the News 04.01.22

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 decries return to discriminatory broken windows policing 

CNN: Law enforcement focus on quality-of-life renews debate over ‘broken windows’ policing
NY1: Mayor Adams defends his policing strategies, pointing to children victimized by violence
NYDN: Broken windows policing a recipe for race-based enforcement, Legal Aid Society warns
CBS New York: Oversight hearing today on Mayor Adams’ blueprint to end gun violence
Patch: NYC ‘Broken Windows’ Push Will Fuel Racial Disparities: Advocates
Pix 11: Broken windows policing targets communities of color, Legal Aid says
El Diario: Tácticas contra el crimen en NYC reviva fantasma de criminalización de latinos y negros
NYDN: NYC Council progressives blast Mayor’s anti-gun plan as heavy-handed, discriminatory
CBS New York: NYPD, City Council spar Over Adams’ blueprint to end gun violence
Streetsblog: 88 Percent of Drivers Arrested for Suspending License Last Year Were People of Color
El Diario: Concejo Municipal llama al banquillo al NYPD para analizar plan de seguridad
Amsterdam News: Adams wants to repair ‘broken windows’
NY Post: Just how backwards can criticism of Eric Adams’ return to ‘broken windows’ policing get?

LAD demands legislature reject rollbacks to pretrial reforms, raise the age

NYT: New York’s Bail Laws, Reconsidered: 5 Things to Know
CBS New York: A conversation on bail reform: Who’s impacted and what’s really going on
NYLJ: As Bail Reform Is Back Under the Microscope, Lawyers Say Changes Have Brought Fairness
Newsday: NY lawmakers weigh bail law changes as they near budget deal
The City: State Budget Negotiations Stall, With Proposed Bail and Trial Changes Still Unresolved
NYS Focus: Read the Senate’s Draft Compromise on Bail Reform
CBS New York: Sources: New York Legislature working on changes to bail reform laws
DocumentedNY: Immigrant Communities Debate Bail Laws as Effectiveness Is Still Unproven

More LAS in the news

Gothamist: Fate of a widely supported housing voucher program is in Hochul’s hands
Habitat Magazine: Lawmakers Want to Punt on the Fate of the 421-a Tax Break
Law360: Feds Reveal Process To Shuffle Last Of Untapped Rent Aid
Law 360: Immigration Orgs Urge Mayorkas To Support Sanctuary Cities
The Bharata Express: Experts urge New Yorkers to know their rights as NYPD Teams deploy
Capital Tonight: The latest on housing issues in the New York state budget
Atlanta Black Star: NYPD Secretly Collected DNA from Tens of Thousands of People and Stored It
NY City Lens: Homeless New Yorkers Face Old Frustrations Amid New Round of Sweeps