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Lesbian Couple Appeals To State Panel After Being Denied Wedding

A lesbian couple urged the New York State Division of Human Rights Wednesday to rule that an upstate wedding venue broke the law when it refused to book their wedding last year.

11/06/2013

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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Under Agreement, NYPD To Stop Storing Names Of Those Stopped And Frisked

The NYCLU announced the settlement Wednesday, saying the NYPD will no longer store the names of people who are stopped, arrested or issued a summons when those cases are dismissed or resolved with a fine for a noncriminal violation.

08/07/2013

Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.

06/24/2013

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Reports: Federal Monitor Could Be Appointed For NYPD Over Stop-And-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday called a reported plan for a federal monitor on the NYPD to address the stop-and-frisk program a great step forward.

06/12/2013

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

The entrance to the D, F, N, and Q trains. (Credit 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.

Judge Tosses Law Requiring Subway Passengers To Give Police Their ID

A federal judge this week threw out a New York City transit system rule that allowed police officers to demand identification documents from anyone riding the subway.

03/23/2013

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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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Experts, Parents, Lawmakers Blast Database Providing Personal Student Information To Vendors

A new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools is being blasted by privacy experts.

03/14/2013

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Suffolk County Votes To Remove 2 Trailers Full Of Sex Offenders

Suffolk County lawmakers have voted unanimously to move 38 homeless sex offenders out of two construction trailers, and place them in scattered locations throughout the county.

02/05/2013

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NYPD Report: Minorities Account For 90 Percent Of Stop And Frisks

The report, titled “Reasonable Suspicion Stops,” show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011. The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.

02/05/2013

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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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville on June 10, 2012 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office Flickr)

Bloomberg Defends NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Program, Says It Should Be ‘Mended, Not Ended’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the pulpit of a black church in a high-crime area of Brooklyn on Sunday to make a tough point: The New York Police Department policy of street stops would continue in a city where “96 percent of shooting suspects are black or Hispanic.”

06/11/2012

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

Phil Datz, left, and his attorney, Robert Balin. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

NYCLU Files Civil Rights Lawsuit On Behalf Of Cameraman Arrested By Suffolk Police

Philip Datz, who works for Stringer News Service, claims in the lawsuit that the Suffolk County police department engaged in a pattern of harassing journalists.

04/11/2012

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