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A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

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NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The Poor

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.

10/21/2014

A New York University (NYU) student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities on February 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

End Of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program Applauded

The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.

04/16/2014

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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event at the school.

04/15/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

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Boy Scouts To Admit Gay Youth Beginning New Year’s Day

Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.

12/28/2013

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Stop-And-Frisk Actions Down 80 Percent Compared With Last Year

The number of street stops under the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday.

11/18/2013

City leaders call on Bloomberg administration to drop stop-and-frisk appeal from the steps of City Hall, Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Following De Blasio Win, Local Leaders Call For City To Drop Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

“Mayor-elect de Blasio ran on a platform of changing stop-and-frisk and the people overwhelmingly supported that yesterday, so I hope the administration realizes – number one – this is going to happen anyway in two months,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

11/06/2013

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NYCLU Alarmed By Data About Suspensions, Arrests In NYC Schools

A New York Civil Liberties Union study released Tuesday said African-American and low-income youth — particularly those with special needs — are arrested in city public schools on a disproportionate basis.

10/29/2013

2012 Stop-And-Frisks By Race (credit: NYCLU)

NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off Streets

The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.

05/22/2013

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Concern Mounts Over Bloomberg’s Remark That Security Drones Are Likely Coming

Some New Yorkers have expressed serious concern after Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remark that more security cameras, and even spy drones, will soon be chipping away at our personal space.

03/23/2013

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NYS Corrections Commissioner Reacts To NYCLU Solitary Confinement Report

The average sentence to solitary lasted about five months, but the NYCLU data showed that some were kept in seclusion for years.

10/02/2012

Stop & Frisk Watch App (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Android App Lets You Record, Report NYPD Stop-And-Frisks

If you are involved in a stop and frisk conducted by a member of the NYPD, you can now easily record and report it, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

06/06/2012

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Commissioner Kelly: NYPD Planning Subtle Changes To Stop-And-Frisk Policy

Just one day after a judge ruled that the NYPD’s “stop-and-risk” policies have led to thousands of illegal actions, the Department announced Thursday it is “refining” the program.

05/17/2012

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Analysis Sheds Light On NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Practice

A New York Civil Liberties Union analysis of police department data has found that as the number of police stops has risen dramatically, the number of weapons recovered has stayed practically the same.

05/09/2012

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