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LAS in the News 04.16.21

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:

NYPD is using controversial facial recognition software Clearview AI

NYP: Internal Affairs used facial recognition software against NYPD cops
Daily Mail: Two NYPD cops were suspended after bosses used facial recognition technology
The Daily Dot: NYPD used facial recognition to bust their own cops for drinking in uniform
Sputnik: Email Shows NYPD Used Controversial Facial Recognition Tech Against Own Officers
Find Biometrics: NYPD Gets Caught Lying About Rampant Use of Clearview AI

Convictions in cases involving corrupt NYPD Detective vacated

Gothamist: Brooklyn DA Will Purge 90 Convictions Involving An Indicted Detective
El Diario: Demandan a la Ciudad y el NYPD por arrestos ilegales por delitos menores
Hamodia: Brooklyn, Manhattan DAs Toss Cases Based on Evidence From Indicted Cop
Pix 11: DAs tossing more drug cases tied to NYPD detective accused of framing innocent people
Associated Press: DAs tossing more drug cases tied to indicted NYPD detective

More LAS in the news

CBS News: New Yorkers convicted of marijuana misdemeanors lost jobs, licenses and homes
Capitol Pressroom: State budget includes $2.4 billion for rent relief: Find out if you’re eligible
The City: Chelsea NYCHA Tenants Forge New Path With Private Management
Univision: Te respondemos doce preguntas sobre la nueva ley de marihuana en Nueva York
Business Insider: NYC is failing to secure the right to vote for some of its most marginalized citizens
City & State: What would New York City’s next mayor do for immigrants?
City Journal: Cash for Illegal Aliens
NY Post: Your tax dollars funded campaign to bail out illegal immigrants
The City: Remote Housing Court Hearings Strain Internet-Deprived Tenants Taking on Landlords
DocumentedNY: Here’s What the Top Mayoral Candidates Say They’ll Do for Immigrant New Yorkers
City Limits: Rent Relief Victory, Disappointment on NYCHA and Homelessness