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LAS in the News 12.06.19

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:

Warrant canceled for teen in critical condition after Rikers suicide attempt 

ABC: Parole warrant dropped against teen who attempted suicide at New York’s Rikers Island
NBC: Report: Rikers Guards Failed to Stop Inmate From Self-Harm
NYT: Rikers Guards Stood By for 7 Minutes as Inmate Tried to Hang Himself
ABC: 4 guards at New York’s Rikers Island accused of watching teen inmate attempt suicide
ABC7: 4 Rikers Island corrections officers suspended after inmate attempts suicide
Associated Press: As Guards Are Scrutinized, Group Calls for Inmate’s Release
Fox 5: 4 Rikers guards suspended after inmate attempted suicide
NYT: He Waited 6 Hours for Medical Help. Then He Tried to Hang Himself.
NY1: Rikers Correction Officers Suspended Over Inmate Suicide Attempt
NY Post: Rikers guards suspended for waiting to save teen who tried to hang himself
ABC: Parole warrant dropped against teen who attempted suicide at New York’s Rikers Island
Patch: Jailers Bar Family From Seeing Teen Who Tried Suicide: Lawyers
Pix 11: Inside Justice: A Rikers update, plus what you need to know about bail reform
Gothamist: Teen Who Tried To Kill Himself On Rikers Was There For A Technical Parole Violation
Time Magazine: Guards Suspended After Allegedly Ignoring Teen Inmate’s Suicide Attempt
Queens Daily Eagle: Teen’s suicide attempt raises questions about safety of young adult detainees

More LAS in the news

NYDN: NYC legal defense groups want additional criminal justice reforms from Albany
The City: Homeless Youth Age Into Adulthood Still Waiting for Housing Aid Promised in 2017
NYDN: NYPD sergeant gets slap on the wrist after abuse of authority complaint substantiated
Patch: Thousands Lose Heat, Hot Water In E Harlem NYCHA Complex
NYLJ: NY Criminal Defense Lawyers Press for Marijuana Legalization, Halt to ICE Courthouse Arrests
NYLJ: Trump Administration Seeks to Impede NY Lawsuits Over ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule
Queens Daily Eagle: Council will consider bill on facial recognition and police surveillance
Bronx Justice News: Hundreds of Genetic Profiles Removed From City’s DNA Database: Report
Gothamist: Police & D.A. Confusion About Hemp Law Could Cost Business Owner His Livelihood
The Real Deal: Cuomo signs bill to lock up landlords who harass tenants
El Diario: “15 días en confinamiento solitario son 15 días de más”
Law360: Feds Denied Stay In Fight Over Public Charge Rule
Chronicle of Social Change: What’s the Plan for Troubled Youth Detention Centers?
NY Daily News: Mayor allows UPS to use e-bikes with throttles — but not immigrant delivery drivers
ABC 7: Lawmakers propose bill to help New York renters avoid eviction
WSJ: New York Lawmakers Preparing Gig-Worker Bill Eye California’s Challenges
Spectrum News: Fight Coming Over “Gig Economy” Workers in New York
Law360: ICE Defends Authority To Make Arrests At Courthouses