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NYCLU's annual Broadway-themed benefit will note recent police shootings

Summer is off-season for city fundraising, as many patrons are away. But with headlines consumed by hate crime, police conduct and race relations, the New York Civil Liberties Union says its July 18... To view the full story, click the title link.

Civil Rights Group: Reforms to New York Police Department Insufficient

New York Civil Liberties Union Advocacy Director says reform bills considered by the City Council are not enough to increase accountability of the New York Police Department

ACLU Petitions NY State Senate To Pass Diversity Bill For TV Writers And Directors

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is petitioning for a bill that will provide tax relief to television shows filmed in New York who employ women and people of color as writers and directors. The push for such legislation was

Civil liberties groups urge New York Senate to pass TV diversity bill

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the ACLU Women's Rights Project released a joint statement on Wednesday supporting a bill that would... To view the full story, click the title link.

“Groups Sue New York Over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People With Disabilities”

Release: The American Civil Liberties Union and Disability Rights Advocates today sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed on … Continue reading ?

A government blacklist aimed at political beliefs — NYCLU and UCC come out against Cuomo’s BDS order

"Creating a government blacklist that imposes state sanctions based on political beliefs raises serious First Amendment concerns," New York Civil Liberties Union says in denouncing Gov. Cuomo's executive order barring state business with organizations that advocate Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

NYCLU files complaint against NYPD for harassing homeless people

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a human rights complaint against the NYPD on Thursday for violating the rights of homeless people.

Cuomo Decides To Support State Farmworkers After They Sue Him

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and the state alleging that loopholes in state labor laws deny farmworkers the right to organize, forcing them into "life-threatening, sweatshop-like conditions."...Show More Summary

The Dangers Of New York City’s Public Wi-Fi

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, If you’re a NYC resident and find yourself excited about the city’s public Wi-Fi network known as LinkNYC, you may want to think again. As the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)...Show More Summary

Privacy Concerns Raised About New York City's Free Wi-Fi

The New York Civil Liberties Union says LinkNYC "carries a risk of security breaches and unwarranted NYPD surveillance." The New York Civil Liberties Union has issued a statement expressing privacy concerns about LinkNYC, New York City's free public Wi-Fi that officially launched last month. Show More Summary

The NYPD Is Using Fake Cellphone Towers To Track People's Phones

The New York Civil Liberties Union has uncovered, for the first time, documentation of the NYPD's use of Stingrays, cellphone-tower-spoofing devices that allow police to pinpoint cellphone users' locations, and can be used to intercept information about their calls and text messages, or even the calls and messages themselves. Show More Summary

NYPD used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008

The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union. A... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08

NEW YORK (AP) — According to data released by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008. A cell-site simulator can sweep up basic cellphone data by tricking phones in the area to believe that it's a cell tower, allowing it to identify unique subscriber numbers.

The NYPD Has Secretly Been Spying On Cell Phones Since 2008

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The New York Police Department has secretly tracked cell phones more than 1,000 times between 2008 and 2015, documents obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union show. The documents, released only after an inquiry under the state's...Show More Summary

NYPD used stingrays over 1,000 times without warrants since 2008

New York Civil Liberties Union: "The privacy of nearly all New Yorkers is at risk."

Judge throws out anti-gay lawsuit against NYCLU

6 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A man who charged the New York Civil Liberties Union of firing him because he’s gay has had his lawsuit thrown out of court.

Who Should Control Hart Island, NYC's "Prison For The Dead"?

Speaking before the City Council on Wednesday, New York Civil Liberties Union attorney Christopher Dunn described what it's like to visit Hart Island, where more than 1 million New Yorkers are buried?many of them homeless in life or unidentifiable in death, alongside stillborn infants, veterans, or AIDs victims. [ more › ]

New York Solitary Reforms A Critical First Step to Addressing Mass Incarceration

The state will try to break the cycle of violence with rehabilitation rather than punitive isolation. Last week the New York Civil Liberties Union announced a major settlement that overhauls solitary confinement in state prisons: AsShow More Summary

Homeless New Yorkers To Sue City Over Destruction Of Birth Certificates, Medication, IDs In East Harlem Raid

Surveillance footage acquired by the New York Civil Liberties Union shows NYPD officers and Parks Department employees destroying the possessions of two small groups of homeless men and women in East Harlem in early October, and is grounds for a new lawsuit against the city announced Monday afternoon. [ more › ]

New York Will Make Solitary Confinement More Humane

New York reached a deal Wednesday to drastically reform solitary confinement in its prison system months after it was sued by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Times reports. About 4,000 New York inmates currently spend 23 hours per day in 60-square-foot cells. The new agreement...

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