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Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers

Black students at New York City's public schools are arrested at a rate 10 times higher than their white peers, according to a new report on school discipline from the New York Civil Liberties Union. [ more › ]

NYC school suspensions down 16%, race gap still exists

22 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Suspensions dropped in city schools by nearly 16% in the 2015-16 year, according to a data analysis the New York Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU, other groups report post-election surge of donations

NEW YORK (AP) — In the week since Donald Trump's election, there's been a dramatic surge in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and other progressive organizations which have pledged to...Show More Summary

ACLU Raises Record $7.2 Million In Wake Of Donald Trump's Election

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK ? The American Civil Liberties Union has raised a record amount in donations since Donald Trump was elected to become the next president. The organization announced Monday that in the past week it has received more than $7.2...Show More Summary

NY Civil Liberties Union Sends Letter to NY Governor in Support of Gravity Knife Bill

The New York Civil liberties Union, the state's ACLU affiliate, has sent New York Governor Cuomo a letter in support of Knife Rights' Gravity Knife and Switchblade Reform Bill, S6483-A/A9042-A. This post NY Civil Liberties Union Sends Letter to NY Governor in Support of Gravity Knife Bill appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Crime, stop and frisk drop in NYC in first half of 2016: NYCLU

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The first half of the year saw 7,636 stops, the lowest number since reporting began, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.

NY City Civil Liberties Union Takes on MTA Cashless Tolling, Use of Facial Recognition Technology Plans

Silive.com reports that the the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is raising concerns about the plans to convert to cashless tolling at all MTA tunnels and bridges, which will include facial recognition technology.  “The NYCLU scoffed...Show More Summary

New York Bar Only Lets In Women Over 25 and Men Over 30

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the policy is sexist, ageist, and probably illegal.

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

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

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

6 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.

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