Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.10.24

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 communitiess 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 demands investigation into police crackdown on student protesters

NYDN: Cops drive Gaza protest narrative with slick video of Columbia raid
USA Today: A Columbia professor wanted to document history. NYPD arrested him.
Truth Out: NYPD Officer Fired Gun During Violent Raid of Columbia Hamilton Hall Protest
NYDN: Legal Aid demands probe of NYPD’s ‘unlawful’ detention of pro-Palestine protesters
Gothamist: Monitors are concerned NYPD hasn’t made required changes to protest response
The Intercept: After Raids, NYPD Denied Student Protesters Water and Food in Jail
Patch: ‘Reckless & Militaristic’: Advocates Demand NYPD Campus Protest Probe
NY1 Inside City Hall: Staff attorney talks about the arrests of protesters
Politico: With backing of Eric Adams, NYPD brass escalates social media brawls
Brooklyn Eagle: Legal Aid urges broader investigation of force and detentions in NYPD probe
Fast Company: The NYPD’s “unprofessional’ social media posts are under investigation
NY Post: NYPD grilled by City Council over ‘unprofessional’ social media posts
NYDN: NYPD brass refuse to answer Council questions on controversial social media posts
PIX11: NYPD top brass on hot seat over their social media posts and costs for covering protests
NY1: City Council grills NYPD over social media, budget

LAS sues to end solitary confinement of New Yorkers with disabilities

NYT: N.Y. Prisons Holding Mentally Ill People in Solitary, Lawsuit Says
National Criminal Justice Association: NY Violates Law On Solitary Confinement, Suit Charges
Finger Lake 1: Lawsuit filed against DOCCS for misusing solitary confinement

More LAS in the news

Our Town: Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Preliminary Rent Hikes For Rent-Stabilized Units
The City: Many City Marshals Have Been Disciplined for Misconduct, Chief Investigator Testifies
City & State: The 2024 Power of Diversity: Asian 100
Politico: Lawyers for Loan Forgiveness
City & State: Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council
Pro Publica: Looking Up an NYPD Officer’s Discipline Record? There One Day, Gone the Next.