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Christopher Mathias

In New York, Justice 'Only Available To Those Who Can Afford It,' Says New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On Aug. 11, 2013, Donald Telfair says, he was brutally assaulted by three men who thought he had robbed them earlier that evening. The 46-...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Oversight Chair Considers Punting On Stop-And-Frisk

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The new chairman of the New York City board that investigates alleged police misconduct suggested on Tuesday that the panel may stop probi...

The Salvation Army's White-Flag Surrender to Secularism

Dan Arel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

This week the Salvation Army caved, and a settlement has been reached that upholds the separation of church and state and will no longer allow the organization to hold those they serve or those they employee to any religious standards while receiving taxpayer dollars.

I Am My Brother's Keeper: Why We Must Change the Code

William Lynch III | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

A cornerstone of the school-to-prison pipeline has been overly punitive school discipline codes, with disciplinary action applied disproportionately to people of color.

If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Database Lawsuit Settled

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- City officials will no longer store the names and addresses of people whose cases are dismissed after a police stop under an agreement tha...

NYPD Sued Over Muslim Surveillance Program

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department's spying programs directed at Muslim...

NYPD Made 400,000 Stops Of Innocent Blacks, Latinos In 2012

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A new analysis of the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice found that it resulted 400,000 stops of innocent black and...

Free to Be... Anonymously

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York
Andrew Tucker Avorn

On Thursday, a federal court struck down a New York City Transit Authority rule that permitted police officers to ask anyone on Transit Authority property for their ID. The right to anonymity is not mentioned in the Constitution, but it fits with established American ideals of privacy.

WATCH: NYPD May Soon Be Able To See Through Your Clothes

Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

The NYPD is currently testing a portable device that enables officers to scan for concealed weapons. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly provided detail...

Judge Orders Controversial Stop-And-Frisk Policy In Bronx Building To Halt Immediately

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York

In a blow to the NYPD's controversial use of stop-and-frisks, a federal judge has ordered an "immediate cease" to some police stops conducted under "O...

Lawsuits Against NYC Cost $70 Per New Yorker

Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

In the 2011 fiscal year alone, New York City paid out a staggering $550.4 million-- or about $70 per New York resident-- to settle a litany of lawsuit...

Woman Sues NYPD Over Arrest

| Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor NEW YORK CITY — A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman who was arrested after taping a stop-and-frisk in her neighbo...

Katherine Bindley

Inside The Extreme Isolation Cells Of New York Prisons: NYCLU's Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

For 23 hours a day over the course of four months, a 21-year-old inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., shared an isolation cell the...

NYCLU Report: Sex-Ed In New York Rife With Inaccuracies

Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

According to a recent report by the New York Civil Liberties Union, numerous public school districts across New York State are providing their student...

96% Of Students Arrested In NYC Schools Are Black Or Latino

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

A new report conducted by the NYCLU and released on Monday reveals the NYPD arrested 882 students in 2011. Ninety-six percent of students arrested...

Fighting For The Right To Give Cops The Finger

| Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

By Andrea Swalec, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN — He's fighting for his right to flip the bird. A 26-year-old man who was arrested last ...

Court Denies Human Rights Law To NY Students

Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

The New York State Court Of Appeals ruled last week that the state's students cannot use The New York Human Rights Law-- which prohibits discriminatio...

PHOTOS: Silent Marchers Protest NYPD Stop And Frisk

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A silent march by thousands of people in New York City protesting police "stop-and-frisk" tactics on Sunday was punctuated by an expl...

See A Stop And Frisk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

See someone get unfairly stopped and frisked by the NYPD? There's an app for that. The New York Civil Liberties Union released a free "Stop And Fr...

The Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform: Take a Bow, Civil Libertarians

Dan Collins | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kudos to the small group of dedicated civil libertarians who have struggled for years to bring this important problem to the attention of the public.

Kelly Says Stop And Frisk Critics Have 'Short Memories And Questionable Motives'

Posted 05.21.2012 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lashed out at critics of stop and frisk in a Daily News editorial Monday, defending the program from the claim ...

Shocking New NYPD Stop And Frisk Data Reveals Racial Disparities

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

A report [see below] from the New York Civil Liberties Union reveals in startling new details just how disproportionately the NYPD stops and frisks mi...

Attorney General Looking Into NYPD Stop And Frisks

Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

In keeping with a 2010 campaign promise, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing the controversial practice of NYPD stop-and-fr...

Matt Taibbi: In Bloomberg's New York, The NYPD Can Search You In Your Hallways

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

An amazing lawsuit was filed in New York last week. It seems Mike Bloomberg's notorious "stop-and-frisk" policy - known colloquially in these parts by...