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LAS in the News 05.27.22

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:

City Limits: NYC Installs WiFi at Every Family Homeless Shelter Following Legal Settlement
NYDN: N.Y. tenant-friendly ‘good cause’ eviction legislation has strong support
Times Union: Commentary: It’s too easy to extract false confessions from youths
NYDN: OpEd: End guilt by genetic association in N.Y.
NYT: Discrimination Weakens Tool for Reducing N.Y. Homelessness, Lawsuit Says
Politico: City’s Rikers reform plan draws criticism at court hearing
NYDN: Federal takeover of Rikers Island not off the table despite city’s plan
NY1: Judge gives city a few more weeks for Rikers plan
Patch: George Floyd Was Murdered 2 Years Ago: What Has, Hasn’t Changed In NYC
NY1: NYPD veteran indicted on evidence tampering charges
The City: Tenants Warn They’re Expendable in NYCHA Restructuring Bill
City Limits: Junta de directrices sobre alquileres vota por un aumento del 2 al 4%
AMNY: Black, Hispanic New Yorkers disproportionately arrested during traffic stops