Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 2.21.20

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 decries “meaningless” changes to DNA collection, storage practices

NYT: N.Y.P.D. to Remove DNA Profiles of Non-Criminals From Database
WSJ: NYPD Overhauls Rules for DNA Evidence in Criminal Cases
Queens Daily Eagle: NYPD alter DNA collection policies for children and certain suspects
Gothamist: NYPD Promises “Common Sense” Changes To DNA Database
WNYC: NYPD Makes Changes To DNA Collection Following Advocates’ Concerns

NYPD misses deadline to turn over data to Attorney General

WCBS Radio: NYPD Misses Deadline To Turn Over Data To NY Attorney General
Gothamist: NYPD Blows Past Attorney General’s Deadline In Subway Policing Investigation

More LAS in the news

QNS: Queens senator’s town hall tackles impacts of criminalization of cannabis and sex work
Huffington Post: NYPD May Be Secretly Using Facebook Photos In Its Facial Recognition Searches
Patch: Albany Talking About Reforming Bail Reform [POLL]
Univision: El Ángel del 41 es para esta abogada que lucha por los derechos de los inmigrantes
Staten Island Advance: Pol’s solution for bail reform: Let the voters decide
El Diario: Exigen a Albany no retroceder en avances de reforma a la justicia
El Diario: Expanden ayuda a inmigrantes en NYC ante temor de más redadas de ‘La Migra’
The Observer: A War on Poverty: The Power of a Subway Swipe
The Nation: The Walking While Trans Ban Is ‘Stop and Frisk 2.0’
El Diario: Hispano turista demanda a agente de ICE que le disparó en el rostro durante operativo
Gothamist: The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads, Advocates Say
THE APPEAL: Stop-and-Frisk Made Michael Bloomberg a Big Target in the Presidential Debate 
CBS News: Man sues ICE agent who shot him in the face
NYTimes: Beatings, Burns and a Broken Promise
THE APPEAL: Can We Banish Our Way to Public Safety? 
Newsweek: NYC Public Defender Says Her Client is Serving 3-6 Years for ‘Stealing a Jacket’