Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.08.23

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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 Secures Major Reforms to NYPD Policing of Protests

NYT: Legal Deal Requires New York Police to Stop Penning In Protesters
NYDN: NYPD to reform protest policies, use of force tactics in landmark settlement
Gothamist: NYPD to change how officers respond to protests as part of legal settlement
The Messenger: New York Police Can Now Only Break Up Protests as a Last Resort
Daily Mail: NYPD settles with ACLU for attacking BLM protesters in 2020
Patch: NYPD Banned From Excessive Force Under George Floyd Protest Agreement
SI Advance: New protocols now in place for the NYPD when responding to protests
Norwood News: City Announces New Approach to Handling of Protests
Newsmax: Settlement: NYPD to Reform Protest Tactics
ABC7: NYPD to reform policing of protests in landmark agreement
Reuters: To settle suit, NYPD agrees to scale back enforcement of protests
The Guardian: NYPD agrees to ‘significantly’ change how it handles protests in the city
FOX5: NYPD agrees to reform tactics in settlement over George Floyd protest response
CNN: NY attorney general, civil liberties groups reach ‘landmark agreement’ with NYPD
Newsday: NYPD agrees to reform how it responds to protests
Law360: Major Settlement Aims To Change NYPD’s Protest Response
Washington Post: NYPD to limit force at protests after settling with civil rights groups
Bloomberg: New York City to Overhaul Police Protest Response After Lawsuit
NYP: NYPD agrees to stop penning in demonstrators as part of settlement
CBS2: New York police agree to reform protest tactics in settlement over 2020 response
NYDN: The new NYPD settlement on protests will protect the First Amendment
The Daily Beast: No More ‘Kettling’: NYPD Agrees to Reform Its Protest Response
NY1: NYPD agrees to new policies for protests, settling suits from 2020 unrest
NEWS12: NYPD to take new approach to policing protests
AP: New York police agree to reform protest tactics in settlement over 2020 response
Democracy Now!: NYPD Agrees to Respond to Protests Differently to Settle Suits
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: NYPD Reforms Aim To End Over Policing Of Peaceful Protests
Our Town: NYPD Agrees on New Tiered Approach to Policing Protests
PoliticsNY: Inside the settlement that changes how the NYPD patrols protests

LAS decries Mayor’s reckless, unproductive comments on new arrivals

NYT: In Escalation, Adams Says Migrant Crisis ‘Will Destroy New York City’
NY Magazine: Adams Weirdly Says Migrant Crisis Will Destroy New York City
Patch: Migrant Crisis ‘Will Destroy NYC’, Adams Says At UWS Town Hall
ABC7: Mayor Eric Adams says asylum seeker crisis ‘will destroy New York City’
Gothamist: Mayor ignites controversy after saying the migrant crisis will ‘destroy’ NYC
NYDN: Mayor Adams drops bombshell, says migrant crisis will ‘destroy’ NYC
Newsday: Migrant crisis ‘will destroy New York City,’ Mayor Eric Adams says
CBS2: Faith leaders speak, reject hateful rhetoric on asylum seekers crisis
NY Post: The week in whoppers: Adams’ ‘reckless’ reality
BBC News: Thousands of migrant children test NYC schools system
USA Today: NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls influx of migrants a national crisis

More LAS in the news

City Limits: Report Explores How Many Eviction Cases One Lawyer Can Juggle
NYDN: City on track to pay $100M for NYPD abuse lawsuits this year
The City: Legal Aid Sues to See Canceled Jail Medical Visits Info
City Limits: SCOTUS Will Soon Toss or Take Rent Stabilization Cases
Law360: Groups Tell High Court Transfers Can Be Unlawful Job Bias
The City: Prosecutors Review Dozens of Cases After NYPD Informed Them of  Fingerprint Mistake
CBS2: NYPD will use security drones to assist patrols during J’Ouvert festivities
NY1: Plan to shutter city’s floating jail is drawing backlash