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Listen: Tina Luongo Joins ABA Podcast on Prison Conditions During COVID-19

Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice at The Legal Aid Society, appeared on the American Bar Association’s JustPod to discuss the treatment of incarcerated people during the current pandemic.
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Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask Court to Investigate NYPD’s Social-Distancing Enforcement

“Race is determining whether your encounter ends in [a cop] handing you a mask or handing you a summons,” Corey Stoughton, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid's Society's CDP Special Litigation Unit, tells POLITICO.
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LAS in the News 5.22.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Urges City to Improve HRA Benefits Application Process

Thousands of low-income New Yorkers have been unable to access vital benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Slams Virtual Conferences in Housing Cases Despite Eviction Moratorium

A new measure allows landlords to advance pending eviction cases without the tenant's consent, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Report: New Yorkers of Color Continue to Shoulder Brunt of NYPD COVID-19 Related Enforcement

The Legal Aid Society released an analysis of social distancing enforcement conducted by the New York City Police Department including COVID-19 related 311 complaints, summonses and arrests, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Condemns Staten Island DA’s Call to End Decarceration Efforts During Pandemic

Christopher Pisciotta, Attorney-in-Charge of the Staten Island Trial Office at The Legal Aid Society, penned a letter to the editor in today’s New York Daily News in response to a recent op-ed by District Attorney Michael McMahon.
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LAS Attorneys Back in Court to Stop “Public Charge” Rule Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A District Judge highlighted how the legal landscape has changed during the pandemic as he pushed the government to explain why he shouldn't issue a new injunction, according to Law360.
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LAS Helps Expose Bronx NYPD Officer’s Corrupt “Collars for Dollars” Scheme

Wrongful arrests by Officer Darryl Schwartz have resulted in numerous civil rights lawsuits, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 5.15.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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