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LAS in the News 9.25.20

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:

Bloomberg: Landlords Might Wipe Out a New Wave of Small Businesses
Crain’s: Police Commissioner takes aim at bail reform at Crain’s Forum
WSJ: Algorithm Helps New York Decide Who Goes Free Before Trial
NYT: A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make it Happen.
The City: Tenants of Fort Greene Brownstone Commune Charge Landlord Harassment
Independent: Man convicted in killing of two police officers in 1971 is granted parole
CBS2: Anthony Bottom, Convicted Of Killing 2 NYPD Officers In 1971 Ambush, Granted Parole
NYDN: Man imprisoned 42 years for notorious murder of two Harlem cops to be paroled
The Real Deal: Tenants get seat at table for legal challenges to rent law
Surveillance and the City: Episode 6: Swab and Destroy, a DNA Story 
NYDN: New York police accountability database will be expanded nationally
Politico: Labor Unions Call on Legislature to Extend Eviction ban