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LAS Condemns NYPD for Lack of Transparency, Calls for Full Repeal of Police Secrecy Law 50-a

50-a is a controversial law that keeps records of police misconduct from the public, as reported by Gothamist.
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Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask Court to Investigate NYPD’s Social-Distancing Enforcement

“Race is determining whether your encounter ends in [a cop] handing you a mask or handing you a summons,” Corey Stoughton, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid's Society's CDP Special Litigation Unit, tells POLITICO.
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Report: New Yorkers of Color Continue to Shoulder Brunt of NYPD COVID-19 Related Enforcement

The Legal Aid Society released an analysis of social distancing enforcement conducted by the New York City Police Department including COVID-19 related 311 complaints, summonses and arrests, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Helps Expose Bronx NYPD Officer’s Corrupt “Collars for Dollars” Scheme

Wrongful arrests by Officer Darryl Schwartz have resulted in numerous civil rights lawsuits, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Renews Calls to End Social Distancing Enforcement After Shocking Arrest Video

The new video shows NYPD officers violently arresting a young mother in front of her child, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
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Op-Ed: Policing the Pandemic: This is Nothing New

Attorney's from The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice explain the NYPD's inequitable social distancing enforcement is part of a larger pattern of discrimination in today's BKLYNER.
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LAS Condemns NYPD Over Disparate “COVID-19 Related” Enforcement

The Legal Aid Society also called for greater transparency as to the New York City Police Department's internal guidance to officers on social distancing enforcement, according to AM New York.
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LAS Slams NYPD for Selective Enforcement of Social Distancing Policies

Black and Brown communities continue to be disproportionately targeted by police, according to the The Washington Post.
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LAS Condemns NYPD for Violent Social Distancing Related Arrests

Multiple violent social distancing-related arrests occurred over the weekend in the East Village, reports the Associated Press.
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Op-Ed: Social Distancing Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Racist, Aggressive Policing

Rigodis Appling, a LAS attorney and member of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid caucus, slams the NYPD for continuing its discriminatory policing policy towards minorities in today's Truthout.
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