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LAS in the News 6.26.20

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:

POST Act Lifts Curtain on NYPD Surveillance of Civilians

NY Daily Mail: New York City Council Approves a New Bill That Will Require Police to Disclose Every Surveillance Technology and Technique Used to Monitor Civilians
Roll Call: NYPD May Soon Have to Divulge Surveillance Technologies

LAS Echoes Calls for More Police Reform and Accountability

Politico: Health Department: More Than Twice As Many Police-related Deaths Than Previously Reported
Gothamist: DOH Draft Report Shows More People Have Died In Police-Involved Incidents Than Previously Reported
Teen Vogue: Congress Has Police Reform Proposals, But Reform Isn’t Good Enough
NYC Streetsblog: NYPD Targets Black and Brown Cyclists For Biking On The Sidewalk
Gothamist: Massive Protests Forced Lawmakers Into Action, And Long-Time Police Reform Activists Were Ready With Plans
NYT: After Video Shows Apparent Chokehold, N.Y.P.D. Suspends Officer
NY Post: NYPD Cop Suspended For On-camera Chokehold in Queens
The Chief Leader: Moving Away From ‘Brute Force,’ Shea Dissolves Anti-Crime Unit
NYT: A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years
Huffington: NYPD Announced Internal Review After Black Man’s Violent Arrest. 3 Months Later, Silence.
Gay City News: The Challenge of Changing Police Culture
Capitol Pressroom: Veil of Secrecy Lifted: Police Disciplinary Records Become Public
Gothamist: Staten Island NYPD Officers Accused Of Planting Marijuana On Suspect Also Seen With Weed In Patrol Car, Lawyers Say

More LAS In The News

El Diario: Activistas Critican Votación Que Permitirá Aumentar el 1% En el Segundo Año de los Contratos de Renta Regulada en NYC
Politico: Home Care Advocates Look To Ease Staffing Shortage
NYT: N.Y.’s Legal Limbo: Pandemic Create Backlog of 39,200 Criminal Cases
Capitol Pressroom: Despite Millions in Funding, Few New Yorkers Will Benefit From Rent Relief Program