Last November, New Yorkers sent a clear message to Albany: as the Trump administration ran roughshod over civil liberties, voters wanted a state legislature that would stand up for our constitutional rights.
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In some New York schools, students can get arrested for “acting boisterous in a hallway.”
The NYCLU has represented students arrested for just that, and we’ve also come to the defense of students apprehended for having a cell phone and starting a food fight.
This year, state legislators finally seem to be confronting the fact that New York state’s bail system is deeply flawed and in need of transformative change.