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New York Civil Liberties Union

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Expanded N.Y. DNA Database Would Seek To Exonerate The Innocent, Expose The Guilty

The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.

01/12/2012

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NYCLU: Police Misusing Stun Guns Across New York State

The finding is based on an New York Civil Liberties Union study released Wednesday of 851 stun gun reports from 10 police departments, including the NYPD.

10/19/2011

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New Form For NYPD In Stop And Frisk Situations

Now, every time force is used during a so-called stop and frisk in New York, the officer will have to check a box stating the reason.

06/28/2011

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NYCLU Criticizes Central Islip School District Suspensions

The NYCLU said in a letter to the Central Islip district that the students who walked out of class to protest budget cuts were exercising their constitutional rights and “should be praised for their idealism.”

04/25/2011

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Schumer Wants To Expand Arrestee DNA Collection

The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.

01/21/2011

Signs have been put up in the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel to discourage outfits like the one worn by Jessica Pantalemon (above) when visiting their community.

Welcome To Kiryas Joel: Please Dress Accordingly

A sign in Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Jewish enclave in Orange County, is evoking mixed reaction by asking visitors to dress and act a certain way while in town.

08/31/2010

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