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LAS in the News 10.23.20

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

LAS demands intent access for students in homeless shelters

NYDN: NYC students in homeless shelters still can’t get on the internet
El Diario: Miles de niños neoyorquinos no reciben educación online por falta de internet
City & State: The inequities of remote learning
Brooklyn Reader: A Lack of Internet Leaves Students in Homeless Shelters Struggling

LAS calls for vacated conviction in case where officer planted evidence 

WNYC: SI DA Resists Exoneration Despite Video Showing An Officer Appearing to Plant Drugs
Gothamist: Videos Appear To Show Cop Planting Marijuana During Arrests

More LAS in the news

Daily Mail: New York’s commercial tenants won’t face eviction until 2021
Bronx Justice News: Bill Would Ban NYPD Collection of DNA From Kids
Gothamist: Judge Blocks City’s Attempt To Move Homeless Men From UWS Hotel
Patch: New York State Changes Course On Plan To Address Backlog Of Special Education Cases
NYDN: COVID-19 spikes in upstate NY prison, with 164 new cases in one day and 239 since Oct. 1
City & State: Manhattan DA candidates differ on gang conspiracy cases
Chalkbeat: New York state changes course on plan to address backlog of special education cases
The City: RAD Revs Up in Manhattan as Deadline for NYCHA Tenants to Sign Private Leases Looms
Gotham Gazette: ‘The police are not safe for black people’
The City: City ‘Failing’ to Protect Homeless in Shelters and Hotels During Pandemic