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Report: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Activity in 2013 (2014)

The year 2013 was a dramatic one for the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. As the public controversy over stop-and-frisk became a central issue in the campaign to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg, street interrogations fell precipitously during the year to 191,558 recorded stops – the lowest since 2004. And the last quarter of 2013 had fewer than 13,000 stops, putting the city on pace for 50,000 annual stops.

Report: Stop-and-Frisk During the Bloomberg Administration 2002-2013 (2014)

The dramatic increase in stop-and-frisk was the signature public safety initiative during the 12 years that Michael Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City and Raymond Kelly served as commissioner of the NYPD. That initiative sparked a national controversy, cast a cloud over a time when murders fell to record lows, and became the central issue leading to the election of Bill de Blasio, who ran on a commitment to reform stop-and-frisk.

Fact Sheet: Paid Family Leave Insurance Act (2014)

When a family welcomes a new child or a family member has a medical emergency, too many New Yorkers are not able to take paid time off work. The Paid Family Leave Insurance Act will support New York workers by guaranteeing paid family leave to bond with their newborns and newly adopted children and to care for seriously ill family members. Paid family leave is good for New York families, good for New York businesses, and good for New York’s economy.

Annual Report (2013)

The victories of 2013 were far-reaching and numerous: Fair marriage won the day in the Supreme Court as DOMA tumbled, and stop-and-frisk was condemned as unconstitutional, opening the way for broad, progressive reforms. New York City and State stand poised for positive change, buoyed by a new mayoral administration explicitly committed to equity and advancing the rights of all New Yorkers.

Report: Beyond "Deliberate Indifference": An NYPD for All New Yorkers (2013)

The NYCLU’s report -- Beyond “Deliberate Indifference”: An NYPD for All New Yorkers – documents the failures of the NYPD under the Bloomberg administration with regard to discriminatory policing practices. It also provides detailed recommendations for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to guide much-needed reform and offers a roadmap for a transparent, accountable NYPD that responds to, and respects, the needs of all New Yorkers.

Report: Restoring New York City, A Civil Liberties Agenda for the Mayor's First 100 Days (2013)

The New York Civil Liberties Union called on Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio to take steps during his first 100 days in office to restore New York City to a place where the rights and liberties of all people are protected and promoted by adopting a series of reforms that address issues of race, policing, education, immigrants’ rights, government accountability and the First Amendment.

Report: A, B, C, D, STPP: How School Discipline Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline (2013)

Overly punitive school discipline feeds the school-to-prison pipeline and contributes to the failure of New York’s public school system to educate the city’s most disadvantaged students. Research consistently demonstrates the importance of keeping students with the greatest academic and economic needs in school.

Know Your Rights: Frequently Asked Questions about New York's Marriage Equality Act (Updated: 2014)

Now that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in New York and their marriages will be recognized by the federal government, the NYCLU has compiled a guide to answer some frequently asked questions about the Marriage Equality Act in 2011 and the impact of the 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. Please note: This brief overview is not intended to provide individualized legal advice.

Report: Marijuana Arrests Across New York State (2013)

There are stark racial disparities in low-level marijuana arrests in counties across New York State, according to a New York Civil Liberties Union analysis of federal crime reporting data from 2010.

Report: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Activity in 2012 (2013)

In May 2012, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a detailed analysis of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk activity during 2011. Based on the NYPD database that the Department now makes public following earlier NYCLU litigation, the 2011 report examined stops, frisks, summonses, arrests, the use of force and gun recoveries, all on a citywide and precinct basis. The 2011 report also delved into the wide racial disparities in the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk regime.

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