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LAS in the News 1.24.20

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:

LAS pushes back against attempts to reverse bail reform

Democat & Chronicle: New York state budget 2020: 9 proposals that could impact your wallet
NY Post: Cuomo says bail reform is an ‘ongoing process’
NNY 360: Cuomo unveils $178B budget with 2% increase
NY Daily News: Cuomo calls bail reform ‘ongoing process’ in budget address
POLITICO: Bail reform puts de Blasio at odds with progressives
Gothamist: Advocates Say Tweaks To New Bail Reform Would Harm People Of Color

NYCHA rent abatement suit moves forward

POLITICO: State appeals court reinstates suit demanding rent rebates from NYCHA
NY Daily News: Cuomo to create new crime to ban repeat pervs from New York’s subway
NYLJ: Class Certified in Tenants’ Heat and Hot Water Suit vs. City Housing Authority
Law360: NYC Rent Abatement Dispute Can Proceed As Class Action

More LAS in the news

Gotham Gazette: New York Leaders Consider Pros and Cons of California Gig Economy Model
Gothamist: NYC’s Drug Prosecutor Also Has A Secret Database To Track Alleged Police Dishonesty
El Diario: NYCHA ya supera las 130,000 quejas por calefacción este invierno
Fox News: NYC’s homeless are suffering amid de Blasio mismanagement, critics say
Gothamist: In Wake Of New Rent Laws, Housing Maintenance Violations Decrease
Patch: NYPD Whistleblowers Say Subway Homeless Program Punishes Poverty
POLITICO: Housing maintenance violations decrease
The Journal: Impact of ending most cash bail in New York: Hundreds of empty jail cells
Gothamist: Brooklyn Tenants Sue Landlord For Allegedly Illegal And Hazardous Gas Hook-Up
Amsterdamn News: Peace Week celebrates 10th anniversary
Pix 11: Brooklyn women with Alzheimer’s evicted from apartment by city
NY Daily News: More rent reform now, please: Keep going to give tenants additional protections