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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

3 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

4 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...

Inmates in New York Will Soon No Longer Have to Eat Prison Loaf

New York is set to introduce some big changes to how solitary confinement is used in the state's prisons, after settling a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2011. The lawsuit alleged that the state overuses solitary confinement; its plaintiff spent 780 consecutive days without regular... More »

New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The $62 million settlement of a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union intends to reduce the number of inmates held in isolation and improve their living conditions.

New York's Highest Court Denies Request To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has denied an appeal brought by the NAACP and the New York Civil Liberties Union, among others, to release testimony heard by the grand jury that declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo—the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in Staten Island last summer. [ more › ]

Nurse quarantined over Ebola fears sues Gov. Chris Christie

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and a New York firm filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in Newark for Kaci Hickox. Besides Christie, the lawsuit names as defendants former state health commissioner Mary O'Dowd and...Show More Summary

Victory for New York Women: Governor Andrew Cuomo Advances Equality for Pregnant Workers

New women’s equality laws aim to remove barriers that perpetuate sex discrimination Over the years the New York Civil Liberties Union and ACLU have heard countless stories from pregnant workers across New York who were forced on unpaid...Show More Summary

News in Brief: ACLU Stresses That It Legal To Film Garbage Men In All 50 States If You Really Need To

8 months agoHumor : The Onion

NEW YORK—Saying it was conceivable that refuse-related abuses might arise at some point, officials from the American Civil Liberties Union emphasized at a press conference Thursday that it is perfectly legal to film garbage men anywhere in the United States if you ever happen to find yourself needing to do so. Show More Summary

“There has to be a change in policing”: The unfinished business of criminal justice reform

Reformers are winning but much remains unfinished, New York Civil Liberties Union's Donna Lieberman tells Salon

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