Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Cops have killed 19 people in Brooklyn since Eric Garner’s death. Here’s where those cases stand.

By Noah Goldberg
September 9, 2019

Police-involved killings are among the highest-profile incidents in criminal justice, most recently returning to headlines with NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo’s firing over the death of Eric Garner in 2014, and a man killed by police in a shootout in Brownsville just last week. The Brooklyn Eagle has compiled a list of the people in Brooklyn killed by police since Garner’s July 2014 death — and where those cases stand when known.

El Diario: Exigen que nueva ley sobre pruebas penales se implemente de inmediato

Por: Edwin Martinez
09 de Septiembre 2019

Faltan menos de 90 días para que entre en vigor la nueva ley sobre presentación de pruebas en casos penales, que ordena que luego de la lectura de cargos contra un acusado, en un plazo máximo de 15 días, los fiscales deben exhibir toda la evidencia existente, a fin de que haya más transparencia en la justicia y se acabe con la potestad que se tenía hasta ahora de retener pruebas hasta el comienzo de un juicio.

Queens Daily Eagle: Queens trails NYC in Raise the Age as DA challenges prolong the removal process

By David Brand
September 9, 2019

The rate of 16-year-old “adolescent offenders” removed from Queens Criminal Court under the state’s Raise the Age law trails the citywide average and is the lowest in the five boroughs, in large part because the Queens District Attorney’s Office challenges removal more often than other local prosecutors.

Joint Statement From NYIFUP Legal Providers on the Opening of a New Immigration Court

The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, and The Bronx Defenders – New York City’s defender organizations providing free legal representation through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) to detained immigrants with pending cases at the Varick Street Immigration Court – released the following joint statement today responding to the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) opening of a new immigration court at 290 Broadway, and the lack of transparency and information sharing before its inauguration:

“The opening of these new immigration courtrooms, which was effected with hardly any public notice or transparency, is emblematic of this Administration’s practice to speed the deportation of as many immigrants as quickly as possible. EOIR’s intentional failure to share any essential details and lack of notice to the immigration bar or public regarding the newly opened courtrooms, including new dockets; whether hearing dates have been moved; or which judges have been relocated; is unacceptable and can lead to people being ordered deported in their absence. As public defenders representing vulnerable individuals, we continue to demand more transparency by EOIR protocol to ensure that our clients’ cases are adjudicated fairly and expeditiously.”

NYT: Letter - Oversight on Landlords

By Robert Desir
September 7, 2019

$500 to Apply for an Apartment? Isn’t There a $20 Cap?” (news article, Sept. 3) is a perfect illustration of the lengths actors in the real estate industry will go to evade new laws to maintain a competitive advantage. If anything, it supports the need for more oversight and reform to clamp down on an industry that has policed itself for decades.