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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Fired Over 2014 Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Pantaleo was also completely stripped of his pension benefits, according to TIME Magazine.
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NYPD DNA Database Grows by 19,000 Profiles in Just Two Years

The Legal Aid Society worked with The New York Times to shed light on a City database that stores thousands of New Yorkers’ DNA profiles - many individuals who have never even been charged with or convicted of a crime.
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LAS in the News 8.16.19

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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Brokers’ Fees Obstruct Access to Quality Housing: LAS on WNYC

The Legal Aid Society’s Robert Desir joined WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show for a conversation on brokers’ fees and the pending legislation which would limit what realtors can charge for their services.
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New York Immigrant Family Unity Program Hailed as Success in NYT Feature

The New York Times profiles the pioneering initiative, the nation’s first public defender system for detained immigrants in deportation proceedings, which is jointly staffed by The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Bronx Defenders.
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Hundreds of New Yorkers Have Their Old Marijuana Convictions Sealed Through Class Action

Over 300 New Yorkers in Manhattan had low-level convictions sealed, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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FOIL Disclosure: Utilities Failed Over 290K NYCHA Residents Last Season

The disclosure - provided by The Legal Aid Society - revealed that 1,934 unplanned heat/hot water outages plagued over 131,000 units, according to a new report in The New York Post.
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NYPD Continues to Target New Yorkers of Color for Fare Evasion

Data released by the City for the second quarter of 2019 shows that officers are still disproportionately targeting low-income New Yorkers for fare evasion, according to a report in AM New York.
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LAS in the News 8.9.19

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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ICE Agents Denied Entry to Homeless Shelter

Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted to raid East New York’s Women In Need homeless shelter according to a report in the New York Daily News. The agents were denied entry when they failed to provide a warrant.
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