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LAS Calls for NYPD Disciplinary System That Discourages Misconduct

A report, which was recently made public, indicates that most officers accused of lying and excessive force still have their jobs, according to the New York Daily News.
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Listen: LAS Rips Cuomo’s Handling of Incarcerated New Yorkers with Mental Illness

Stefen Short, Supervising Attorney with The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project, appeared on The Capitol Pressroom to discuss New York's “prison-to-homeless shelter pipeline” for incarcerated people suffering with mental illness.
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LAS Preps Lawsuit Over City’s Plan to Move Homeless New Yorkers with Disabilities

Mayor de Blasio’s knee-jerk reaction has created a housing crisis for hundreds of families forced to relocate to facilities that lack necessary accommodations, according to the New York Daily News.
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NYC Braces for Increase in Homeless Population Once State Eviction Freeze Expires

The Legal Aid Society and other advocates expressed concern that New York’s homeless population will skyrocket if Albany allows the statewide eviction freeze to lapse, reports The Wall Street Journal.
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LAS Condemns City’s Decision to Relocate Homeless New Yorkers From UWS Hotel

The de Blasio Administration capitulated to Upper West Side not in my back yard-ism by announcing plans to move individuals from the Lucerne Hotel to a family shelter, according to The New York Times.
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City’s Rogue DNA Databank Grows by Thousands Despite 20k Eligible for Removal

The City's DNA index has grown by 2,000 individuals since March, even though the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner ​has provided the NYPD with a list of roughly 20k New Yorkers who could be removed, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 9.04.20

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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Advocates Push to Abolish New York’s Prison-to-Homeless Shelter Pipeline

The Legal Aid Society, Disability Rights New York and Paul, Weiss brought new claims which challenge systemic failures to provide services to people with serious mental illness upon their release from prison, reports Mother Jones.​
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LAS Calls on City to Address Degraded Living Conditions at Former Cluster Sites

Apartments converted for formerly homeless New Yorkers are unfinished and dilapidated, according to City Limits.
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LAS Signals Caution Over CDC Eviction Moratorium

The Federal Government has announced a moratorium on evictions for certain tenants who are unable to pay rent because of the COVID-19 crisis, reports Gothamist.
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