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News Archive for "Juvenile Rights"

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Op-Ed: Young New Yorkers Must Have a Right to Counsel Before Police Interrogations

The Legal Aid Society's Dawne Mitchell penned a joint op-ed in The Imprint calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that will ensure young New Yorkers’ right to an attorney.
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LAS: Video Recording of Youth Interrogations Not Enough

More changes are needed to protect minors from coercive police interrogations, including consultation with a lawyer, as reported by The Appeal.
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LAS: Young New Yorkers in Custody Must Have the Right to an Attorney

The #Right2RemainSilent campaign aims to secure legislation ensuring the right to counsel before a police interrogation, as reported by Atlanta Black Star.
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Listen: Advocates Seek Protections for Minors Interrogated by Police

The Legal Aid Society's Martin Feinman appeared on WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom to explain how recently proposed legislation would codify a right to counsel for young New Yorkers before an interrogation with police.
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LAS Urges NYS Senate to Pass #Right2RemainSilent Legislation

Advocates praised the swift movement of the bill out of committee and pressed for immediate action on the measure which would codify young New Yorkers’ right to counsel before a police interrogation, reports El Diario.
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#Right2RemainSilent Campaign Aims to Protect Youth Interrogated by Police

Backed by a broad coalition of advocates, the campaign's goal is to secure legislation codifying young New Yorkers’ right to counsel before a police interrogation, according to THE CITY.
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Family Court “Transient Bench” Taking Heavy Toll on Kids

The temporary assignment of judges unfamiliar with family law compromises the administration of justice, reports the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Decries Placement of Young People in Isolated Confinement

Officials are exploiting an emergency declaration to hold young New Yorkers under inhumane conditions, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Calls to End Arrest, Prosecution of Young Children After Violent Incident

The pepper-spraying and handcuffing of a nine-year-old in Rochester has renewed advocates' demand for legislation that would protect children under twelve, as reported by THE CITY.
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LAS Lauds Juvenile Justice Reforms, Demands More Action

The Legal Aid Society welcomed a new law requiring police to videotape youth interrogations but called on Albany to enact more measures to protect young New Yorkers, according to The Imprint.
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