Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 12.20.19

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:

Gothamist: Report On NYPD Gang Database Increases Calls To End ‘A Tool Of Mass Criminalization’
Gothamist: Manhattan DA Releases List of Officers Whose Honesty Has Been Challenged
El Diario: Coaliciones se movilizan para exigir el fin de base de datos de pandilleros del NYPD
Queens Daily Eagle: Worker Justice Project comes to Queens
THE APPEAL: Chicago’s Gang Database Can Have ‘Devastating’ Consequences
Gothamist: Will New York’s New Criminal Justice Laws Lead to More Trials?
Civist: Using Tech for Housing Justice: The 
Black Star News: Advocates to MTA and Governor: We Need Better Service – Not More Police
WP: Lawsuit says Trump’s green-card rules show preference for ‘the wealthy and the white’
THE APPEAL: ‘They Can Do This to Anybody’
NY1 Noticias: ¿Debe la Policía de Nueva York destruir su base de datos de pandilleros?
QNS: The Legal Aid Society announces it is expanding it’s Worker Justice Project to Queens
NYDN: NYCHA tenants lawyers demand Housing Authority keep holiday heat on