Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 12.01.23

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 secures exoneration for client Wayne Gardine

NYT: On a Single Day, Two Men Are Cleared in Decades-Old Manhattan Murders
1010WINS: Man wrongly convicted of murder in 1996 in Harlem, exonerated after 29 years
NYDN: Two men who each served decades in prison for murder have sentences vacated
Gothamist: 2 convictions tied to notorious Harlem NYPD precinct overturned on same day
NYP: Two men have convictions cleared in decades-old Manhattan murders: ‘Never lost faith’
ABC7: New York prosecutors move to vacate unjust convictions of 2 men after nearly 3 decades
The Guardian: Manhattan district attorney moves to exonerate two men convicted of murder
AMNY: Justice delivered, but delayed: Man exonerated for Harlem murder nearly 30 years later
Patch: 2 Men Exonerated In Decades-Old Manhattan Murder Cases: DA
USA Today: ‘Height of injustice’: New York judge vacates two wrongful murder convictions
NY1: Two men exonerated for wrongful murder convictions
The Messenger: New York Exonerates Two Men for 1990s Murders in One Day
The Root: These 2 Black Men Were Wrongfully Convicted of Murder. 

More LAS in the news

Original Jurisdiction Podcast: ‘Always Be Courageous’: An Interview With Twyla Carter
Gothamist: Man says he was held at Rikers 41 hours after making bail
The Intercept: NYPD Paid out $30 Million Before Litigation in First Half of 2023
Law360: NY Legal Aid Launches Public Housing Unit With Team of 5
Capitol Pressroom: State postpones rollout of controversial home care screening
NYDN: Amid NYC budget cuts, Louis Molina’s trip to London and Paris cost taxpayers $40K
CBS2: Asylum seekers wait on long lines in cold to get re-ticketed to stay in NYC shelters
NY1: Migrants wait in cold hoping for housing extension
Gothamist: Homeless advocates blast NYC for allowing some migrants to sleep outside
The Intercept: NYPD Accused of Fabricating Domestic Violence Survivor’s Murder Confession
PIX11: Nonprofit hands out winter coats to asylum seekers in NYC
Queens Daily Eagle: Month After ‘Promotion’, Molina Remains DOC Boss
Curbed: Landlords Are Tanking Their Tenants’ Credit ScoresFOX5: NYC migrants sleeping outdoors during winter chill as housing struggles continue
PIX11: NYC scrambling to provide shelter for migrants amid cold temps