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Spring 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 and the Rights of New Yorkers

The NYCLU entered 2020 prepared for an uphill battle. We knew that we’d have to defend our wins from the previous year while pursuing ambitious progress in Albany. All while Trump has been on the offense. 

July 10, 2020

NYCLU and NLG Letter to Buffalo Leaders: Police Treatment of Legal Observers

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Western Regional Office of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) wrote to Buffalo leadership to express outrage at the unjustified detention of Drew Friedfertig, which occurred on June 17, 2020 in downtown Buffalo while Drew was

June 19, 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Civilian Oversight of Police Police Accountability Due Process and Justice Protest Rights Detention and Due Process

Testimony on Police Violence at Recent Protests

The law enforcement response to protesters outraged by the killing of George Floyd and demanding justice for Black lives made one thing abundantly clear: governments throughout New York rely on heavily militarized law enforcement agencies to manage and respond to protest.

June 17, 2020

Amicus: People v. Ibarguen

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief in People v. Ibarguen, a case currently on appeal in front of the New York Court of Appeals regarding the Fourth Amendment and the right to protection from unwarranted search and seizure.

June 16, 2020 Liberty and Security