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LAS In The News 7.31.20

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:

Defenders Decry Viral Video of NYPD Snatching of Protester Off Street

Newsday: NYPD Arrest Seen On Video Happened At Wrong Time, Wrong Place,’ de Blasio Says
NYT: Video of N.Y.P.D. Pulling Protester Into Unmarked Van Draws Criticism
Gothamist: Cops Dragging Protesters Into Unmarked Vans
BK News 12: NYPD Arrest Sparks Controversy After Protester Is Taken Away In Unmarked Car
City & State: Viral Video of Protester’s Arrest Shows Regular Occurrence For New Yorkers Of Color
The Daily Beast: NYPD Perfected Chilling Arrests Way Before Feds in Portland

With Lawsuit Dismissal, In-person Court Proceedings to Resume

NYLJ: Public Defenders Blast Ruling Allowing In-Person New York City Criminal Court Appearances
Staten Island Advance: Judge Won’t Halt In-person Court Appearances
Queens Daily Eagle: Judge Dismisses Public Defender Lawsuit To Halt In-person Proceedings
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Public Defenders Denied Halt Non-emergency In-person Court Proceedings

More LAS In The News

NY1: Girlfriend of Man Accused of Brutally Murdering Tech Entrepreneur Says He’s Innocent
QNS: New Yorkers Move Closer To Automatic Voter Registration with Passage of Senator’s Bill
POLITICO: De Blasio Pushes Full Reopening of NYC Court System Amid Violence Spike
NYDN: Court Officials, Prosecutors Bang Gavel On de Blasio Push To Blame Them For Shootings
NYT: When Caring for Your Child’s Needs Becomes a Job All Its Own
NYLJ: Legal Aid Joins OCA in Pushback Against de Blasio’s Blaming Court System for Surge in Crime
The City: Protesters, Pols Fume at Commissioner, Mayor Over ‘Lack of Discipline’ for Violent Cops
New Jersey 12: Air Conditioning Not Working Properly In Parts of Bergen County Jail
NYDN: Black public Defenders Blast ‘Racist’ White Colleague Over School Integration Issues
NY Post: Staten Island DA Vows Not To Prosecute Cops Who Kneel On Backs of Suspects
NJ Record: ICE Detainees Should Be Released Because Air Conditioning is Failing in N.J. Jail
Patch: Reports Of AC Failure At Bergen County Jail As Heat Wave Hits NJ
ABC7: Detained Immigrants Demand Release From new Jersey Jail Due To Heat Wave
SI Advance: COVID-19, Racial Tensions, Budget Cuts Create ‘Perfect Storm’ For Shooting Spike
Law and Crime: Judge Walks Back Order, Allows Publication of NYPD Misconduct Complaints
Rolling Stone: Jorja Smith is Ready to Fight ‘By Any Means’ for Social Justice in New Song
Law360: NY Judge Blocks ‘Public Charge’ Rule During Pandemic
El Diario: Violento Arresto de Jovencita Echa Leña al Fuego a Polémica Sobre Brutalidad Policial
Gothamist: Only 14 Percent Of State Prison Inmates Have Been Tested For COVID-19
NY Post: De Blasio Slams The Post Over NYPD Data On City Violence
Law and Crime: Staten Island D.A. Won’t Prosecute Cops Who ‘Accidentally’ Violate Chokehold Ban
Gothamist: What Role Do The City’s Courts Play In The Alarming Rise in Shootings?
NYT: Should N.Y. Be Jailing Parolees for Minor Lapses During a Pandemic?
Pix 11: NY Judge Blocks ‘Public Charge’ Rule During Pandemic
NY1: Staten Island DA Says Office Will Not Prosecute Most Cops Under Chokehold Law