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.
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.
Speaking on his weekly radio program, Bloomberg responded to a question about the possible domestic use of drones by the NYPD or another entity, calling it “scary.”
The report from the New York Civil Liberties Union showed an average of 11 kids a day were arrested or ticketed while at school.
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.
An NYPD officer who claims to be the victim of retaliation for whistleblowing, is getting help from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
In a city seemingly full of churches a debate is raging over places where prayer might be off-limits. Small congregations are howling over a rule to ban organized worship in city school buildings even when there are no students in them.
In a four-page ruling, Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman said that the protesters’ first amendment rights didn’t entitle them to camp out in the plaza indefinitely.
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.
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.”
The NYPD was ordered to hand over more than a decade’s worth of internal reports on shootings that include details from witnesses and the officers’ first-hand accounts.
The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.
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