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After Critical Report, Police Commissioner Pushes for More Sunlight on Disciplinary Files

Commissioner James P. O’Neill said a law that keeps police disciplinary records secret “must change” after a report criticized his department’s record on transparency.
Tags: News, New York City, Police Brutality, O'Neill, New York Civil Liberties Union, James P, Law and Legislation, Misconduct and Shootings, Police Department (NYC, Civil Rights and Liberties, James P O'Neill


City Police Commissioner Supports Changing Law on Secret Disciplinary Files

The commissioner’s unexpected statement came after an independent panel issued a report criticizing the Police Department’s record on transparency.
Tags: News, New York City, Police Brutality, O'Neill, New York Civil Liberties Union, James P, Law and Legislation, Misconduct and Shootings, Police Department (NYC, Civil Rights and Liberties




Where to volunteer in NYC

In the words of Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place — though actually posed by philosopher T.M. Scanlon — what do we owe to each other? We’re all here together, so we should probably work together to make things better. Volunteering can help us do exactly that, and it does a wealth of good for everyone, including those being helped, the world around us, and ourselves. New York City has its fair share of problems, but it also has a number of places willing to address them. Finding somewhere to ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Coalition, All, American Civil Liberties Union, Callahan, Carey, Leslie Knope, New York Civil Liberties Union, Girls Clubs of America, Carl Siciliano, Scanlon, Ali Forney, Forney, Chidi Anagonye


Laura Loomer, a far-right activist who tweeted anti-Muslim remarks about Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, handcuffed herself to Twitter's HQ after the company kicked her off the platform

Laura Loomer has handcuffed herself to the entrance of Twitter's headquarters in New York City. Loomer is protesting the platform's decision to kick her off the platform for violating its rules on "hateful conduct." In addition to Twitter, Loomer has been temporarily banned on Facebook, and was banned from Uber and Lyft last year for comments she has made about Muslims. In response to getting kicked off Twitter, far-right conservative Laura Loomer chained herself to the platform's Manhattan h...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Minnesota, Congress, New York City, NFL, Trends, Manhattan, Jack Dorsey, Periscope, Dorsey, Trump, Omar, New York Civil Liberties Union, Ilhan Omar


Longtime Southern California ACLU leader Ramona Ripston dies at age 91

LOS ANGELES – Ramona Ripston, who led the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California nearly 40 years, died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 91, ACLU officials said. Ripston had been in failing health for several years and died at her Los Angeles home, ACLU SoCal spokesman David Colker said. “Ripston was an impassioned, outspoken, ever-persistent champion of civil rights and civil liberties, taking on issues including racial discrimination, police practices, the rights of immigrants, wom...
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Immigrant Parents Face Arrests, Tougher Rules As They Try To Get Their Kids Back

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other documents required for immigrants to get their children out of government custody — and are now being shared with deportation agents. He was then told that the woman he rents a room from...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Ap, Missouri, Miami, Associated Press, Honduras, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, University of California Davis, Tabora, Customs Enforcement, El Salvador Guatemala, NYCLU, Adan


New York’s Yeshiva Students Deserve Better

Elected officials should require Orthodox Jewish schools to meet legal standards.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, New York City, Bill, New York State, De Blasio, State Legislature, Hynes, New York Civil Liberties Union, Felder, Moster, Education (K-12, Brooklyn (NYC, Charles J, Young Advocates for Fair Education


Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law

In 1970, before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York became a magnet for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies legally.
Tags: New York, Cook, News, New York City, Abortion, New York State, Women's Rights, Kennedy, Michaels, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Kavanaugh, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Civil Liberties Union, Law and Legislation, Women and Girls


Before Roe, New York Was America’s ‘Abortion Capital.’ Where Will Women Turn if Access Shrinks?

In 1970, New York had the most liberal abortion law in the nation, turning it into a magnet for women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies legally.
Tags: New York, Cook, News, New York City, Abortion, New York State, Women's Rights, Kennedy, Michaels, Roe, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Kavanaugh, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Civil Liberties Union, Law and Legislation


Should Facial Recognition Cameras Be In Schools?

Facial recognition technology is making its way into schools, raising privacy concerns among parents and officials. The New York Civil Liberties Union issued a report on the matter that focuses on one public school district in particular: Western New York's Lockport School District. "News reports indicate the district plans to have the invasive and error-prone technology installed by next school year," reports NYCLU. The Union sent a letter (PDF) to the New York State Education Department urging...
Tags: Tech, Union, Western New York, NYCLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, Lockport, New York State Education Department, Lockport School District News


Should Facial Recognition Cameras Belong In Schools?

Facial recognition technology is making its way into schools, raising privacy concerns among parents and officials. The New York Civil Liberties Union issued a report on the matter that focuses on one public school district in particular: Western New York's Lockport School District. "News reports indicate the district plans to have the invasive and error-prone technology installed by next school year," reports NYCLU. The Union sent a letter (PDF) to the New York State Education Department urging...
Tags: Tech, Union, Western New York, NYCLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, Lockport, New York State Education Department, Should Facial Recognition Cameras, Lockport School District News


ACLU Sues Trump Admin For ‘Shamelessly Weaponizing The Census’

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups says racial animus was behind a recent announcement that the census will include a citizenship question for the first time since 1950. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others, claims the question intentionally discriminates against immigrants...
Tags: New York, News, California, Ap, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Manhattan, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, American Civil Liberties Union, Commerce Department, Donna Lieberman, U S Commerce, U S Commerce Department




Judge: NYPD cellphone tracking tech to remain secret

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department won’t have to reveal details about its portable cellphone tracking system commonly known as Stingrays. The New York Civil Liberties Union had sued the NYPD in 2016 for specific information on its Stingray program after a records request under the state’s Freedom of Information Law was […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, New York Civil Liberties Union, The New York Police Department, Nation & World


Promotions, Not Punishments, for Officers Accused of Lying

Of the 81 cases in which a civilian review board found an officer had lied, the Police Department pursued “false statement” charges in only two.
Tags: News, Police, New York City, Police Brutality, Hiring and Promotion, Perjury, Emery, Police Department, Dunn, Kevin Richardson, Prunty, New York Civil Liberties Union, Civilian Complaint Review Board, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Search And Seizure, Misconduct and Shootings


Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records

Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Bill, New York State, De Blasio, Cuomo, New York Civil Liberties Union, Public Records, Law and Legislation, State Legislatures, Andrew M, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Committee on Open Government, Reinvent Albany


Protestors Head To Times Square Against Donald Trump's Transgender Military Service Ban!

The people are fighting back! As we reported, on Wednesday, Donald Trump released a statement on Twitter where he announced transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military. Later that day, a couple hundred of protestors gathered outside the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square to denounce the President's latest discriminatory policy. Many held up signs that read "Resist!" Related: Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban! Several organizations -- ...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, San Francisco, Aclu, Portland, Army, Jordan, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Times Square, Samara, U S Army, New York Civil Liberties Union, Times Square Against Donald Trump, U S Army Career Center in Times Square, Equality New York GLAAD


New York Eyes 'Textalyzer' To Combat Distracted Driving

Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cellphone records showing the driver of the car his son was in had been texting behind the wheel. Lieberman doesn't believe getting that information should be so hard. He's channeling his grief over the 2011 accident into a proposal that would allow police at accident scenes in New York ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Israel, Evan, Lieberman, Donna Lieberman, National Safety Council, Cellebrite, New York Civil Liberties Union, Deborah Hersman, Ben Lieberman


Trump Could Dismantle Decades Of Work To Make Immigrant Detention More Humane

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Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Barack Obama, New York Times, Ice, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Elise Foley, American Civil Liberties Union, Fox Friends, Daley, Customs Enforcement, U S Marshals Service, Rodriguez


Wall Street Bull Sculptor Says NYC Violated His Rights With 'Fearless Girl'

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Tags: New York, News, Boston, New York City, Bill De Blasio, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Emily Peck, Katherine Brooks, Don, SIEGEL, New York Civil Liberties Union, State Street Global Advisors, Kristen Visbal, Visbal, Arturo Di Modica


Tina Fey has a warning for white women who voted for Trump

While speaking at the #StandForRights telethon to support the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday, Tina Fey had a message to women who voted for Donald Trump. Specifically white women.  “A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV,” Fey said during the telethon, shown on Facebook Live. “I would want to urge them to like, ‘You can’t look away,’ because it doesn’t affect you this minute,...
Tags: Trends, Hillary Clinton, Aclu, Tina Fey, Donald Trump, Alex Trebek, White, Hgtv, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Fey, Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union, Louise Melling


This Guy Is Photographing The Resistance -- And Donating The Best Shots

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction. Freelance photographer David Moriya is documenting the resistance to President Donald Trump’s administration ― and donating the photos to groups that are part of the movement. Moriya started the Resistance Photography Project  on Jan. 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration, taking photos at the ...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Greenwich Village, George Takei, Washington Square Park, NYCLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Immigration Coalition, Sarah Ruiz Grossman, David Moriya, Moriya


Hart Island To Increase Access for Families of the Deceased

Relatives of family members buried on Hart Island will soon enjoy “increased access to the cemetery under a modified lawsuit settlement.” Under the new settlement agreement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York City, “the number of monthly visitors allowed at the site will increase to 70 from 50” and relatives will be allowed to visit graves once a month. Additionally, the city, which actually owns the island, will offer photographs of grave sites to visiting relatives ...
Tags: New York City, News & Politics, Lawsuits & Litigation, Verdicts & Settlements, New York Civil Liberties Union, Hart Island, New York Civil Liberties Union NYCLU


New York's Abortion Laws Have Severe Consequences

Photo: Rainmaker Photo/MediaPunch/IPX/AP Images. On Thursday, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report that contains the stories of women who tried and failed to get abortions under New York's outdated laws. Both medical providers and patients spoke to the NYCLU about the necessity of updating New York abortion laws to be in line with the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, especially in light of current government's attitude towards women's health.While the Roe v. Wade decisio...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Supreme Court, Wade, Roe, Eric Schneiderman, NYCLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, Erika Christensen


Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices

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New York Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Provide Legal Services To The Poor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed a bill that would have required the state to fund legal services for the poor. Cuomo struck down the bipartisan reform in its final hour on New Year’s Eve, to the disappointment of defense attorneys and municipalities across the state.  Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said the program, which would give the state seven years to take over complete funding of indigent legal services, was just too expensive. “Until the last possible moment, we attempted to re...
Tags: New York, News, States, Andrew Cuomo, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Cuomo, Daily News, Legislature, Assembly, Lieberman, NYCLU, Donna Lieberman, Azzopardi, Andy Campbell, New York Civil Liberties Union


New York City Should Keep ID Data for Now, Judge Rules

In a case that could affect undocumented immigrants, lawmakers are fighting the destruction of personal information for nearly one million people who applied for the city-issued cards.
Tags: News, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Immigration Coalition


13 Point Plan for American Muslims Flourishing Under a Trump Presidency

By Hassan Shibly Y es. You read that right. This is not a 13 point plan on how to merely survive a Trump Presidency. This is a plan for how we can flourish under a Trump presidency and emerge as stronger Muslims and better positioned Americans than before. Allah never takes, He only gives. Every apparent challenge is in reality a great opportunity. He promises that with every difficulty comes multitudes of facilitation of ease. If we respond accordingly this challenge will certainly strengthen...
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