In 2012, more people subject to the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisks were arrested for marijuana than for anything else, according to a new analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union. While NYPD’s stated purpose for its aggressive and racially disproportionate stop-and-frisk program is to target guns, the number of people arrested for marijuana [...]
Stop and frisk continues to be controversial, and the New York Civil Liberties Union made another allegation on Wednesday. NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman charged that in addition toharassing too many minorities, police also...Show More Summary
At the invitation of the newly-formed American Civil Liberties Union in New York, journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair spoke at crowded meetings in Los Angeles. From those gatherings, the first local branch of the national organization was formed.
Sex workers, anti-trafficking groups, the New York Civil Liberties Union, public health advocates, and LGBTQ organizations are today lobbying the lawmakers of New York state to pass a bill that would make the possession of condoms inadmissible as evidence in criminal prosecutions of prostitution and related offenses. Show More Summary
Cover of New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Report on Stop and Frisk activity The class-action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York, now on trial in Federal Court, which is challenging the New York Police Department (NYPD) "Stop and...Show More Summary
The New York Police Department is on track to make its 5 millionth stop-and-frisk today, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The controversial program, which directs police to stop suspicious-looking people on the street and frisk them for weapons or drugs, has come under fire for disproportionately targeting minorities, while showing little discernible [...]
The New York Civil Liberties Union released the iPhone version of their Stop & Frisk app that allows users to film and immediately send footage directly to the NYCLU. They released the Android app last June and one of their earliest videos is now the center piece of their ad. Amazing. Today on TWiB Radio [...]
A special post for our friends and followers in New York City. With a flare for innovation fit for Steve Jobs, the New York Civil Liberties Union has empowered anyone who can download Doodle Jump to protect their neighbors from the NYPD's...Show More Summary
The officer was directing his digit to a new app that lets citizens know where nearby stops-and-frisks are taking place. “Stop and Frisk Watch” may not be too popular wit the police.
The New York Civil Liberties Union released the iPhone version of its Stop and Frisk Watch app on Thursday, putting the police encounter documentation tool in the hands of thousands of additional New Yorkers. Stop and Frisk Watch [iTunes link] is a mobile application designed to help citizens document police abuse stemming from the New [...]
This is the second of two parts. Click here to read part 1, "Freedom After 40 Years in Solitary?" (The Root) -- In December 2012 the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to curb the use of solitary confinement in that state's...Show More Summary
Project Liberty, the New York Civil Liberties Union very own television show, is back and broadcasting across New York State. Our fourth episode highlights the NYCLU’s relentless fight to guarantee that New York’s criminal justice system...Show More Summary
ACLU Windsor is represented by attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; the American Civil Liberties Union; the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. While New...Show More Summary
Some great news today from central New York. The New York Civil Liberties Union today applauded the Syracuse Common Council’s passage of legislation amending local civil rights law to protect transgender and gender non-conforming residents from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels and stores. Show More Summary
In the first nine months of 2012, the NYPD stopped almost 400,000 New Yorkers in its aggressive stop-and-frisk program, or 1,400 every day. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, this number actually represents a 30 percent drop compared to 2011, though police continue to disproportionately target minorities with equally poor results: The latest [...]
The New York offices of both the New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union are located in the financial district. Their building on Broad Street was decimated by Sandy's storm surge and their offices likely won't be open for the foreseeable future. They could use your help. More »
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued Morgan Stanley on Monday, alleging racial discrimination over packaging subprime mortgage loans into securities.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued Morgan Stanley on Monday, alleging racial discrimination over packaging subprime mortgage loans into securities. The suit is the first to directly accuse an investment bank, rather than a lender, over loans that violate federal civil rights laws, the group said at a press conference. Show More Summary
Among some other pretty horrific findings, a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union reveals that inmates caught using drugs in New York's prison system are punished with months, and sometimes years, in "extreme isolation"...Show More Summary
Shortly after the New York branch of the American Civil Liberties Union created an app called Stop and Frisk Watch, in response to the law enforcement tactic of the same name, the ACLU branch in New Jersey has created a Police Tape app. It does exactly what it says on the box: records audio and, if you choose, video, of an encounter. Show More Summary