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New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2015 | Home

A group of activist organizations are optimistic about ending homelessness in New York City in the next five years, but they'll need policymakers on b...

Christopher Mathias

Judge Denies Request To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home

A Staten Island judge has denied a request to release records from the grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man wh...

Christopher Mathias

Lawyers March For Release Of Eric Garner Grand Jury Records | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Home

NEW YORK -- Eric Garner’s mother and daughter stood outside the 120th Precinct in Staten Island on Thursday before a crowd of over 100 people. E...

Christopher Mathias

Judge Agrees To Consider Releasing Eric Garner Grand Jury Records | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home

NEW YORK -- A New York judge said on Monday that he will hear arguments later this month over whether to unseal the grand jury proceedings that result...

Michael McLaughlin

Homeless Hurricane Sandy Victims May Be Booted From Hotels | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gwendolyn Bethea has been living in a small room at the Park Central hotel in Midtown Manhattan with her adult son, Gabriel Sanya, since H...

Keeping Low Income Families In Their Homes

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For some low-income homeowners in DC, a home loan modification can mean the difference between keeping a house that's been in the family for generatio...

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

Bedbugs Attack Brooklyn's Criminal Justice System | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bedbugs have opened up a second front in what appears to be the pesky mites' war on criminal justice offices in Downtown, showing up this week at the ...

NYPD Sued Over Housing Project "Vertical Patrols"

Clair MacDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clair MacDougall

A federal class action suit against the NYPD accuses it of encouraging aggressive, discriminatory patrols and illegal arrests in public housing all over the city.