Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.24.24

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.

NYPD response to protests remains violent 

NYT: Critics Fault ‘Aggressive’ N.Y.P.D. Response to Pro-Palestinian Rally
The City: Rough Arrests ‘Violate the Spirit’ of NYPD Commitment to Reform Protest Policing
CBS2: NYPD accused of using excessive force on Brooklyn protesters
NYT: Brooklyn Protest Raises Doubts About N.Y.P.D. Commitment to New Tactics
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: LAS: NYPD “Pattern of Violence” Violate Spirit of Payne Settlement
Politico: Violent Clashes
BK Reader: Adams Defends NYPD’s Response in Pro-Palestinian Protest in Bay Ridge
AP: NYC vowed to reform its protest policing. A crackdown on a march is raising doubts

City begins evictions of new arrivals from shelter

NYDN: NYC to start evicting migrants who hit 30-day shelter limits starting next week
AMNY: First round of migrants to be booted from NYC shelters next week
NY1 Noticias: NYC comenzará a aplicar límites estancia albergues migrantes
City Limits: City Starts Assessing ‘Extenuating Circumstances’ for Migrants
Gothamist: Migrants and advocates brace for stricter rules in NYC shelters as evictions loom
PIX11: New York City to start enforcing time limits on asylum seekers staying in shelters
City Limits: Alcaldía empieza a evaluar “circunstancias atenuantes” de migrantes
CBS2: NYC begins evicting migrants from shelter system. Here’s who qualifies for an extension.
NYDN: Sound limits on migrant shelter: NYC’s new rules on stays are well-tailored
Gothamist: NYC’s tough new shelter rules for migrants kick in. The impacts remain to be seen.
FOX5: NYC to begin evicting migrants from shelters
NBC: NYC begins evicting some migrants from shelter system after 30 days

More LAS in the news

NYS Focus: Democrats Push Sexual Assault Measure Biden and Schumer Once Fought
Law360: NY Discovery Reform Feud Simmers Between DAs, Defenders
NYLJ: For Outlier NY, Assembly to Decide Fate of Cameras in the Courtroom Bill
Times Union: Loan forgiveness program will keep more lawyers serving the public interest
Gothamist: Time is almost up for NY lawmakers to make changes to state parole system
AP: NY Senate passes bill to tighten legal standard Weinstein used to toss rape conviction
Jurist: NY lawmakers approve bill to allow prior sexual offenses as evidence in sex crimes cases
Hell Gate: Is the NYPD Solving Crimes? Who Knows—Their Last Published Data Is From 2022