Crime

Five transgender persons have been killed nationally in just the last three weeks, and at least 32 have lost their lives

Wednesday, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams called for a series of urgent actions and initiatives to combat the rise of violence targeting transgender individuals, which he deemed...

As we’ve seen time and time again: people came to dissent. Police came to attack.

The following commentary was written by NYCLU field organizer Isabelle Leyva regarding the continued violence peaceful protesters face at the hands of NYPD officers.

A small group of...

While policing has an important role and improving it is imperative, the prevention of violence for example, a primary focus, ca

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams called on the Governor and State Legislature to re-define public safety by using his new platform as a framework for envisioning and expanding non...

Daniel Prude

This week, Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart, Rochester City Councilmember Mary Lupien, Irondequoit Town Board member Nicole Hushla Re, and Robin Wilt, Brighton Town Board Member sent a...

Dwayne Pritchett NYPD

Attorney General Letitia James’ Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU) today released its report into the death of Dwayne Pritchett.

After an exhaustive investigation, SIPU...

NYCLU Police Transparency

Tuesday the New York Civil Liberties Union, with pro bono counsel from Latham & Watkins LLP, Milbank LLP, Shearman & Sterling, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, filed state Freedom of...

Eric Garner

Queens Councilman Rory Lancman says the current attempt to amend the chokehold law he introduced is an attempt by NYC politicians--including Mayor Bill de Blasio--to weaken it and the law's goal...

Chokehold ban signed into law by Mayor de Blasio, in July 2020

A national coalition of organizations, lawyers, activist, elected officials, led by the December 12th Movement will hold a press conference on Monday, September 14, 2020, 12PM at 250 Broadway NYC...

Daniel Prude

Wednesday the Rochester Police Department released body camera footage of a March incident where police killed a Black man, Daniel Prude, during the course of an arrest.

Mr. Prude died of...

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams issued the following statement after the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a gag order which was preventing the publication of a database of...

Akbar Rogers’ arrest on December 3, 2019, by Freeport Village Police, in Nassau County, Long Island, NY was captured on a cellphone video that went viral.

Akbar Rogers said of the brutal...

Seeking justice, answers and unreleased evidence in the death of a Black college student Maurice Gordon at the hands of the New Jersey State Police, students of East Orange’s Summer Work...

New York Attorney General Letitia James today fired takedown shots at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Wayne LaPierre filing a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the largest and most influential...

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, reacted to the unexpected shortening and recess of Tuesday's Carr v. de Blasio oral arguments, after a City Law Department attorney experienced a power outage...

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams announced his support Wednesday for Communities United for Police Reform's motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by law enforcement unions against the city...

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