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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

2 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

New York’s Mass Grave Opens to Family Visitors

Families of individuals buried on New York City’s Hart Island will be able to visit their gravesites later this month as part of a settlement reached with the authorities, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) said in a stateme...

Transgender students face harassment in NY schools: report

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A scathing New York Civil Liberties Union report published Wednesday revealed harassment of transgender students in classrooms statewide.

REPORT: Civil Rights Group Accuses N.Y. Schools of Illegal Treatment of Trans Students

The New York Civil Liberties Union says its new report exposes illegal treatment of transgender and gender-nonconforming students throughout the state. read more

Civil Rights Advocates Try to Force City to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records

6 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Civil rights advocates will be in court Tuesday to argue once again for the release of grand jury records in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during a struggle with police. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and other advocates...Show More Summary

The ACLU Demands an Investigation Into Hollywood’s Gender Discrimination

Gender bias in Hollywood is so entrenched that it seems insurmountable, but the New York Times reports that the ACLU is confronting the behemoth anyway. "On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union will ask state and federal agencies...Show More Summary

New York School District Sued for Denying Education to Refugees

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit saying that public schools in Utica, New York have been violating state law by denying refugees the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

US Sheriff’s Office Abuses Stingray Cellphone Spy Technology - Rights Group

The American Civil Liberties Union said that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office in the US state of New York used invasive cellphone tracking devices called Stingrays to spy on local residents without a search warrant.

NYCLU-Obtained Documents Reveal Secrecy, Lack of Court Oversight in Use of Invasive Stingray Technology

Last June, the New York Civil Liberties Union asked the Erie County Sheriff's Office to release information to the public about how it uses stingrays, which are used to track and record New Yorkers’ locations via their cell phones, and can collect information on all cell phones in a given area as well as track and locate particular phones. Show More Summary

Chicago Has a Bigger Problem with Stop-and-Frisks by Police Than New York Had

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois suggests Chicago has a much greater problem with stop-and-frisks by police than New York in 2011, which is considered the “height of the practice” and two years before a court ruled the New York Police Department’s policy violated Fourth Amendment rights. A “sample of 250 [...]

Judge makes decision on secret testimony in Garner case

8 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

New York Civil Liberties Union among agencies seeking release of evidence heard by grand jury in police chokehold death

NYC school offers class on how to deal safely with cops

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has been invited to a New York City high school to train students in how to interact safely with police. The school requested the hour-long training session in light of the city's history of profiling young, minority men for disproportionate police scrutiny. Show More Summary

Being A Minority Teenager In New York: A High School Offered A Class Just On Dealing With The Police

A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary

22 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here Affiliate Marketing & Communications Coordinator American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY) Communications and Brand Manager National Dance Institute (New York,Show More Summary

Congressman Calls For Increased Surveillance Of Muslims In America, Blasts Critics As ‘Morons’

"We have to find out what's happening on the ground in these Muslim communities — what the NYPD used to do, but those morons at the New York Times Editorial Board and the American Civil Liberties Union went after them." The post Congressman Calls For Increased Surveillance Of Muslims In America, Blasts Critics As ‘Morons’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Show More Summary

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