NYCLU Head Concerned About Free Wi-Fi PrivacyThe head of the New York Civil Liberties Union is expressing concerns about the privacy of people using free Wi-Fi throughout the city.
Civil Libertarians Sound Off Over NYPD X-Ray Van ProgramX-ray vans can see into vehicles and even some buildings, and while they were developed for the military, they are now being used by the NYPD.
NYC Joins Global Terror-Fighting Network, But NYCLU Head Fears Muslims Will Be TargetedThe Strong Cities Network connects government so they can share intelligence and strategies.
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.
Eric Garner Case Fuels Debate Over Grand Jury SecrecyCalls for more transparency have sounded in Congress, statehouses and editorial pages, mixed with notes of caution about forswearing secrecy that can safeguard witnesses and the accused.
NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana OffensesPolice Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.
NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The PoorThe New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.
End Of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program ApplaudedThe NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
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.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling LawNew York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
Boy Scouts To Admit Gay Youth Beginning New Year's DayEffective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.
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.
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.
NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off StreetsThe 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.