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NYC Curfew Placed Undue Burden on Homeless Population

As reported in The Appeal, many unsheltered people used fliers created by The Legal Aid Society to inform the NYPD of their exempt status.
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LAS Calls to Halt Housing Court Reopenings Over COVID-19 Safety Concerns

Legal service providers are pressing NYC Civil and Housing courts to remain closed in lieu of clear reopening plan from OCA, reports Law360.
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LAS Lauds NYS Senate Repeal of Law 50-A, Urges Cuomo to Enact Immediately

"A comprehensive repeal of Police Secrecy Law 50-A and advancement of other needed police reforms are now just one pen stroke away," ​The Legal Aid Society's Tina Luongo tells Rolling Stone.
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LAS Demands Accountability for NYPD Officer Who Assaulted a 20-Year-Old Protester ​

Officer D'Andraia was caught on video at last week's George Floyd demonstration, the latest of many recorded encounters that depict aggressive, violent tactics, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS, Civil Rights Organizations Threaten to Sue if de Blasio Extends Curfew

The curfew, which is set to expire Monday morning, has effectively prohibited New Yorkers from safely being outside between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to POLITICO.
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LAS Urges Albany to Enact Newly Introduced Comprehensive 50-A Repeal Bill

Legislation introduced late Saturday night that would fully repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-A and provide important privacy protections for the victims of police violence, reports Politico New York.
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LAS in the News 6.05.20

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.
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LAS Files Notice of Appeal in Case to Free New Yorkers Illegally Detained Pre-Arraignment by NYPD

At the time of this filing, 92 New Yorkers citywide remained in NYPD custody over 24 hours after arrest, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Critical of Plan to Reopen Cramped Brooklyn Court in Wake of COVID-19

The Downtown Brooklyn court building presents distinct risks that might further spread the virus, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Condemns Denial of Critical Early Representation for Detained New Yorkers

The NYPD has trampled on due process for individuals arrested during the George Floyd protests, reports THE CITY.
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