New York Civil Liberties Union

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

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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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Glen Cove Mayor Defends Addition Of Dozens Of Surveillance Cameras

A network of 50 surveillance cameras will be watching the downtown areas and municipal parking lots 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

04/06/2012

Angel, on left , Leticia Ledan, claim they were both stopped by police officers in their private apartment buildings (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Lawsuit: NYPD Making Illegal Stop-And-Frisks In Private Buildings

The New York Civil Liberties Union and Hispanic groups said a stop-and-frisk program by the NYPD puts tenants and their guests at a heightened risk of unjustified and unlawful arrests.

03/28/2012

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NYCLU Wants Changes After Suicides At Nassau Co. Jail

In the past two years, five inmates at the Nassau County Jail have committed suicide.

03/21/2012

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Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Sees Deal For DNA Databank

The chief Assembly sponsor of legislation to double New York’s DNA database with genetic information from all felony and penal misdemeanor offenders says he expects a compromise to pass.

03/13/2012

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NYCLU Calls For Federal Probe Of NYPD’s Use Of White House Funds

The Associated Press reports the NYPD used some federal drug fighting funds to help pay for surveillance of mosques and Muslim businesses.

02/28/2012

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NYCLU Files Federal Lawsuit On Behalf Of NYPD Officer, Alleged Victim Of Retaliation

An NYPD officer who claims to be the victim of retaliation for whistleblowing, is getting help from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

02/23/2012

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