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LAS in the News 11.01.19

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:

Op-Ed

NY Daily News: Innocent New Yorkers have a right to genetic privacy (Terri Rosenblatt)

Michael Robinson continues his fight for exoneration

NBC: Battle Over DNA Evidence in Queens Killing Continues
QNS: Brooklyn man wants name cleared in ’93 Bayside murder
Patch: Queens DA Is Asked To Throw Out Contested Murder Conviction
Queens Daily Eagle: Dispute over DNA evidence in conviction highlights Queens’ unit

Nunez report shows violence on the rise in city jails

THE CITY: Jail Guards Using Violent Force More Often, Monitor Says
NY Daily News: Violent incidents in NYC jails on the rise despite drop in inmate population: report
Gothamist: New Report Shows NYC Jails In State Of Chaos: ‘The System Is Overwhelmed’

More LAS in the news

Norwood News: Bronx DA Hosts Event That Can Seal Old Convictions
Patch: Cop’s Beating Of 85lb NYC Man Leads To Federal Lawsuit
NY Daily News: Man paroled after 26 years in jail hopes DNA evidence will clear his name
Law360: Closing Rikers May Pave New Path For Mentally Ill Inmates
AMNY: Alleged Chinatown killer faces murder charges after deadly rampage on six homeless men
NY Daily News: Central Park 5 advocating for law limiting deceptive interrogation tactics
NYLJ: Defendants Can’t ‘Plead Up’ to Higher-Grade, Insufficient Charges, High Court Rules
NY1: ‘The Exonerated Five’ among lawmakers pushing for new Criminal Justice bill
Gothamist: The CCRB Tells The NYPD Which Cops Have Lied. Usually, Nothing Happens
NY Daily News: City’s BOC set to begin rule-making process on solitary confinement in jails
Chronicle of Social Change: NYC Debates Lawyering Up Parents Early in Child Safety Investigations