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Jul
9
2014
NYCLU: NYC ID Invites Risks for Vulnerable New Yorkers

At a hearing today about the New York City Council's proposal to issue municipal identity cards to city residents regardless of their immigration status, the New York Civil Liberties Union plans to testify about the risks the legislation creates for some of New York City's most vulnerable residents. The following can be attributed to NYCLU Advocacy Director Johanna Miller:

Jun
26
2014
NYCLU Reaches Settlement with Ontario County as part of Landmark Public Defense Suit Against New York State

The New York Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement today with Ontario County, one of the five counties named in its landmark class-action lawsuit aimed at overhauling New York State’s failed public defense system for poor or indigent defendants. The settlement comes after ongoing efforts by Ontario County to enhance public defense services for poor people accused of crimes before the lawsuit, Hurrell-Harring v. New York, goes to trial in the fall.

Jun
12
2014
NYCLU: City Must Report on Dangerous Use of Solitary Confinement in Jails

The New York Civil Liberties Union will today testify before the New York City Council on the harms of solitary confinement on prisoners, prison staff and community safety, and in support of legislation that would require the commissioner of the Department of Correction to publicly report statistics on the use of solitary confinement in city jails.

Jun
5
2014
Fact Check: What it’s Really Like at the ‘Orange is the New Black’ Jail

In conjunction with the release of Orange is the New Black, the New York Civil Liberties Union today launched a Humanity is the New Black campaign highlighting the inhumane conditions at the Long Island jail featured in the popular Netflix show’s second season

Apr
15
2014
NYPD Shuts Unit That Mapped Muslim Communities

The New York Police Department has shuttered the unit that created maps and collected other information on Muslim communities in the New York City area, according to a report today by The New York Times. "The NYPD's disbanding of a unit that targeted New York Muslims and mapped their everyday institutions and activities is a welcome first step for which we commend Commissioner Bratton," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. "We hope that the Demographics Unit's discriminatory activities will not be carried out by other parts of the NYPD."

Mar
5
2014
NYCLU Applauds de Blasio Administration for Dropping its Challenge to Anti-Racial Profiling Law

New York City today announced it is dropping its challenge to a new racial profiling ban that will help restore community trust in the police and make city streets safer for all New Yorkers, a move celebrated by the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Feb
25
2014
NYCLU to Submit Testimony at Senate Judiciary Hearing on Solitary Confinement

At a Senate hearing today, the New York Civil Liberties Union will submit testimony regarding the human rights, fiscal, and public safety consequences of solitary confinement.

Feb
19
2014
NYCLU Lawsuit Secures Historic Reforms to Solitary Confinement

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York State Department of Community Corrections (DOCCS) today announced an unprecedented agreement to reform the way solitary confinement is used in New York State’s prisons, with the state taking immediate steps to remove youth, pregnant inmates and developmentally disabled and intellectually challenged prisoners from extreme isolation. With the agreement, New York State becomes the largest prison system in the United States to prohibit the use of solitary confinement as a disciplinary measure against prisoners who are younger than 18.

Jan
30
2014
NYCLU Applauds New York City’s Commitment to Start Stop-and-Frisk Reform Process and Drop Appeal

The New York Civil Liberties Union today applauded Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that New York City will drop its appeal in two class-action lawsuits challenging the NYPD’s unconstitutional and discriminatory stop-and-frisk regime. The City also committed to reforming the Police Department as well as a historic community engagement process involving New Yorkers who have been subject to a decade of racial profiling.

Jan
8
2014
Gov’s State of the State an Outline for a Better New York, But More to Do

In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, the New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statement, attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman: “The governor’s priorities for the coming session include some important steps that will bring us closer to a more just and fair New York.

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