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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013



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.

Click here for more info.


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):


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

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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:


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.