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LAS in the News 11.15.19

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:

LAS secures destruction of illegal NYPD juvenile fingerprint database

The Intercept: The NYPD Kept and Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints for Years
NY1: NYPD Forced to Destroy Illegally Stored Juvenile Fingerprints
Patch: Illegal NYPD Children Fingerprint Database Destroyed: Legal Aid
Politico: NYPD destroys illegally stored juvenile fingerprints
NY Daily News: NYPD has removed “illegal” database of juvenile fingerprints
NY Post: NYPD finally deletes illegal database of youth fingerprints
El Diario: Tras fuerte presión el NYPD destruye base de datos ilegal con huellas de jóvenes
Bronx Justice News: NYPD Kept Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints: Attorneys
Axois: Report: NYC police illegally kept log of juveniles’ fingerprints
Associated Press: NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law
Washington Post: For years, NYPD denied illegally saving kids’ fingerprints
City & State: This week’s biggest Winners & Losers (Winner Dawne Mitchell)
USA Today: News from around our 50 states

NYCHA already experiencing outages

Patch: Heat Fails For 5,500 NYCHA Tenants On Frigid Day
CBS Radio: NYCHA Complex Already Experiencing Heat, Hot Water Outages
NY Daily News: 7,000 NYCHA residents go without heat or hot water as temps dip
Patch: 1600 NYCHA Residents Could Lose Heat As New York City Freezes
NY1: NYCHA Postpones Planned Heat Outages for Hundreds

Stop and frisk continues in NYC

Patch: Stop-And-Frisk Is Still Rampant In New York City, Attorneys Say
NowThis News: Video Shows NYPD Harassing Young Black Men in Stop-and-Frisk
Bronx News 12: Throgs Neck teen claims to be a victim of repeated stop-and-frisk by NYPD
Gothamist: Video Shows NYPD Cops Brazenly Ignoring Stop And Frisk Reforms
Bronx Justice News: 19-Year-Old Illegally Stopped, Frisked by NYPD in Videotaped Encounter

More LAS in the news

Real Estate Weekly: Owners, lawmakers lament flaws in rent regulation overhaul
NY Daily News: State court system braces for criminal justice reform
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn’s Mental Health Court celebrates graduates diverted from prison
El Diario: Anuncian plan para expandir programa de libertad supervisada en vez de fianzas
NY Daily News: Woman ordered to stop calling 311 with complaints about subsidized housing
NY Daily News: Workers in NYS are owed up to $1 billion in stolen wages: experts
THE CITY: Some New Yorkers Live on Borrowed Time While Awaiting Immigration Program’s Fate
WAMC: Local Republican Officials Discuss Opposition To Upcoming Bail Reforms
Queens Daily Eagle: He has a housing voucher. Will any landlord take it?
Pura Politica: Importante reforma del sistema de fianza monetaria
City Limits: Workers Await Gov’s Action to Make Wage-Theft Deadbeats Pay
Law 360: NY Court Consolidation Plan Won’t Pass Without A Fight
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Little-known rent reform law is big news for Crown Heights tenants
Staten Island Advance: Here’s how many jailed SI defendants will be freed under bail reform