Civil Liberties Advocates Push Back Against Calls For Familial DNA TestingThe Karina Vetrano case could have gone cold if it had not been for an investigative breakthrough that Queens Assistant District Attorney Eric Rosenbaum described as a strike of lightning.
NYCLU Raises Alarm Over Use Of Stingray Data Collection Devices By PoliceThe New York Civil Liberties Union is raising concerns over privacy issues with an NYPD crime-fighting tool known as the Stingray.
NYCLU: Transgender Students Often Harassed In NY SchoolsTransgender students are often harassed in public schools across the state and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
N.Y. State Senator Proposes Using GPS Implants To Track Violent ConvictsIt’s high-tech and certainly controversial, but with the two prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility still on the lam an upstate senator says one way to track future escapees is to microchip them.
East Side Community HS Holds Seminar On How To Deal With PoliceThe NYCLU talked to students about their rights and how to handle situations if they feel their rights are being violated.
Cameraman Settles Suit Against Suffolk Police Over Arrest For Taping OfficerA freelance videographer has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department, after he was arrested an arrest following an order by a police sergeant to stop taping the arrest of a suspect.
Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate FlagBrother 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.
City To Pay $18 Million To Settle 'Wrongful' Arrests During 2004 RNCThe settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, would end nearly a decade of legal wrangling over more than 1,800 arrests, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct or parading without a permit.
Stop-And-Frisk Actions Down 80 Percent Compared With Last YearThe 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.
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.
Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes, Removes Judge From CaseThe judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.
NYCLU Alarmed By Data About Suspensions, Arrests In NYC SchoolsA 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.