Posts Tagged ‘NYCLU’

Protected: NYPD Guilty …

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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NYPD Guilty … UPDATE

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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NYPD Guilty …

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

… Routinely Making Unconstitutional Street Stops Outside Clean Halls Buildings Across the Bronx

January 8, 2013 — From NYCLU: The NYPD has a pattern and practice of illegally stopping innocent people in public areas outside thousands of private apartment buildings in the Bronx and must immediately end this unconstitutional practice, a U.S. District Court judge ruled this morning.

The victory comes as part of a federal class-action lawsuit filed in March by the New York Civil Liberties Union, The Bronx Defenders, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP challenging the NYPD’s enforcement of Operation Clean Halls – a citywide program within the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk regime that allows police officers to patrol in and around certain private apartment buildings.

Full story here.

More later.

NYCLU Challenges Nassau County PD’s Refusal to Release Records on Dealings with TV Personality Bill O’Reilly

Monday, January 9th, 2012

 

Bill O’Reilly’s penis envy?

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed court papers challenging the Nassau County Police Department’s refusal to disclose public records concerning allegations that the department launched an internal affairs investigation at the behest of Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly of a detective whom the TV personality believed was romantically involved with his wife.

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To: Louis Mader, Director, Department of Public Safety, Hunter College

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Normally, I would follow up an email like the one below with an email or a phone call or a visit if I didn’t get a response. There have been times, though not recently, when I would post on Hunter-L if I didn’t get a sufficient response. Hunter-L being a main campus listserv for information and scandal and mischief.

However, these aren’t normal times (the NYCLU has recently filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for its stop-n-harass SWAT tactics of hundreds of thousands of People of Color in NYC annually) and I didn’t get a response and I’m feeling, sniff, a bit sensitive.

So (not personal, just business):

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A Lesson in Spin: NYCLU Sues NYPD on Behalf of Baseball Fan Ejected From Yankees Stadium During God Bless America

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

NYCLU Hammers NYPD.
Everybody Say Amen!

 

April 15, 2009 NYCLU Press Release — The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit against the NYPD on behalf of a Queens man who was ejected from the old Yankee Stadium last August after trying to use the restroom during “God Bless America.”

The lawsuit maintains that Bradford Campeau-Laurion, a 30-year-old lifelong baseball fan and resident of Astoria, was the victim of religious and political discrimination on Aug. 26, 2008 when police officers forcibly restrained and ejected him from Yankee Stadium after he tried to walk past an officer during the playing of “God Bless America.”

The Spin: New York Yankees + NYPD + Nature Calls + God = 281 articles, according to Google, as of 6:47 p.m. April 15.

A News Sampling:

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Hundreds Rally at Governor’s Third Avenue New York City Office to Demand End of Rockefeller Drug Law

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Outside Governor Paterson's Office on Third Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, Manhattan, March 25.

Outside Governor Paterson’s Office on Third Avenue, Manhattan, between 40th and 41st streets, mid town, March 25.

New York Civil Liberties Union, March 25, 2009 –  Hundreds of New Yorkers rallied today in front of Governor David Paterson’s Manhattan office, urging him and the State’s legislative leaders to enact a sweeping overhaul of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the infamous mandatory-minimum drug sentencing scheme.

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Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress)- Part IV

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. – Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

At the meeting I’ve referred to as this first blip on the radar, I revealed my contact with the New York Civil Liberties Union but didn’t reveal my contact with the National Writers Union, which had responded positively to my request for support.

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Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part III

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

Now, colleague Larry Shore, former chair of the department’s grade appeals committee which I had been describing in several venues “as one of the most corrupt” at Hunter if not CUNY, candidly responded to the question, “Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M,” A Big Barnacle: Is a Discussion Needed?” His comments, however, never made it into the department minutes.

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Protected: Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part II

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

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Must Reading for the 4 Barnacles of the Apocalypse and Other Colleagues

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I am recommending the New York Times’ Stanley Fish February 16 column, Is the Academy Different? for the benefit of the 4 Barnacles of the Apocalypse* and other colleagues confused about tenets and canons of Academic Freedom.

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Jonathan Mena’s CNN iReport

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

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So Much Has Been Happening …

Monday, October 20th, 2008

… that I’ve fallen behind on this blog.

I’m in St. Petersburg, Florida, right now for a workshop of several days at the Poynter Institute, having left yesterday as CNN was contacting Jonathan Mena & Jacqueline Fernandez about their reporting on the protest at the gates of Hofstra University, Long Island, the site of the last presidential debate. Fernandez got roughed up as did several protesters. The New York Civil Liberties Union has issued a statement along with the Nassau County Civil Liberties Union demanding an investigation of the use of horses by the NCPD. CNN eventually published M&F’s broadcast on its iReports.

Mena said that CNN might interview them later. Mena, Fernandez and Kisha Allison – the WORD trio at the Democratic National Convention – have been on a roll unlike any Hunter journalism students in recent memory. And what they do is infectious. I can’t wait to see what other student journalists are or will be doing.

Sometime tonight, after this first workshop, I plan to start catching up.

Big Apple Learning to Respect Rights of Photographers And Filmmakers (Thanks to the NYCLU)

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

This information was originally published in the WORD,  but a student – Gresham Gregory who does reviews for the WORD and is involved in all manner of multimedia – insisted that the message needed to be disseminated on a grander scale. So, it was posted on Hunter listservs and now here. Also, I realized because of Gregory, that this info could be important for those students [of all ages] coming to the Big Apple with their cameras. At the bottom of this message, are important links.

Briefly:

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