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How Far Have We Come a Year After Stop and Frisk Ruling?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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One year ago, a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department regularly violated the constitutional rights of minorities through its misuse of stop and frisk.

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Cops To Be Armed with Tech Tablets

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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Deep data at their fingertips.

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Groundbreaking Changes To Solitary Confinement in NY

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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The state prison system is about to become the largest in the country to ban the use of solitary confinement as punishment for prisoners under 18, pregnant women and the developmentally disabled.

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NYCLU Makes Policing Recommendations to the Mayor-Elect

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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One of the NYPD's fiercest watchdogs is detailing how to push the reset button for policing under the de Blasio administration.

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Insiders Expect Stop-and-Frisk Case To Be Settled Out of Court

Friday, November 01, 2013

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Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio vowed to drop the city's pending appeal of two stop-and-frisk cases if he wins the election next Tuesday. At a press conference on Friday, he said the remedies ordered by Judge Scheindlin were fair, but the more important issue is police reform itself.

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Stop and Frisk's Rise Threatens Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Monday, October 07, 2013

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You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong.  It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"

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MAP: See Where Stop-and-Frisks Fell (and Rose) in 2012

Monday, April 22, 2013

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East New York, Brooklyn still holds the top spot in the city when it comes to stops, despite sharp declines. More than 24,000 people were stopped there during the past year.

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Critics Challenge NYPD Clean Halls Program in Court

Monday, October 15, 2012

Civil rights groups on Monday began making their case in U.S. District Court to limit a citywide policy that allows the police department to patrol more than 10,000 private buildings.

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NYPD Orders Commanders to Review Stop-and-Frisk Activity

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Supervising officers in the New York City Police Department tell WNYC that, in recent weeks, all precinct commanders have been instructed by the highest levels of the department to carefully review stop-and-frisk reports to ensure they reflect proper stops, and are not an effort to meet productivity goals.

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NYCLU Sues DA Over List of Police Patrols in Buildings

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to force the Manhattan District Attorney to turn over a list of privately owned buildings where police officers are allowed to enter and regularly patrol.

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NYCLU Says Police Overuse Tasers

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Not only are police officers across the state overusing stun guns, many departments don’t have sound policies, training and guidelines for the use of the weapon, according to a new report. The one exception — at least with respect to guidelines — was the NYPD.

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NYCLU Brings Suit Over Commissioner Kelly's Schedule

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the NYPD on Tuesday to get access to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s schedules from the past several years.

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Appeal Dropped to Block Access to Police Shooting Data

Friday, September 02, 2011

The NYPD has dropped an appeal that would have prevented the New York Civil Liberties Union from getting access to internal reports on police shootings, an NYCLU spokesman said.

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City Council Considers School Safety Act

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The New York City Council is considering a bill that would require the Police Department and the Department of Education to release reports on disciplinary actions taken at city schools, like arrests, summonses and suspensions.

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NYCLU Urges Transit Authority to Provide Interpreters

Friday, September 24, 2010

The New York Civil Liberties Union says defendants in transit court are being illegally denied interpreters. The civil rights group makes the claim in a letter sent to New York City Transit on Thursday. Christopher Dunn, with the NYCLU, says there may be as many as 8,000 transit hearings a year where people require interpreters.

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Mayoral Control - Two Lawmakers Weigh In

Thursday, May 14, 2009

When the New York Civil Liberties Union invited reporters to hear its ideas for reforming mayoral control of the schools today, it also invited two legislators with their own strong opinions.

State Senator Bill Perkins, who represents Harlem and other parts of Manhattan, and Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman, both support the NYCLU's goal of making the school system more transparent. The NYCLU officially takes no position on whether to renew mayoral control. But it's says the current system is "absolute" and "unfettered." It cites the reluctance by the Department of Education and NYPD to disclose information on student arrests, suspensions and expulsions. There have also been incidents in which principals don't feel like they're fully in charge of their buildings, because of the NYPD's responsibility for school safety. The report is available here.

While the NYCLU wouldn't say whether it thinks the current system of mayoral control should be diluted, the two lawmakers did share their thoughts.

State Senator Perkins is one of a handful of lawmakers who want end the mayor's control of the Panel for Educational Policy. Bloomberg currently gets to appoint eight of the 13 members, including the chancellor - who chairs the body. The five others are appointed by the borough president. In 2004, the mayor fired three panel members because they were about to vote against his plan to stop promoting third graders who got low scores on their state math and reading tests.

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