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Suit: NYPD conducting illegal stops in private buildings

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Wednesday, alleging that in addition to stopping primarily black and Latino residents in public spaces as part of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program, officers are illegally searching people in private buildings. According to…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters allowed back into Zuccotti Park

Two months after the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were evicted from New York City’s Zuccotti Park, police on Tuesday removed the metal barricades surrounding the park and allowed the public back in. The barricades were removed only a day after the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Constitutional…

New York Civil Liberties Union: Stop blanket surveillance of ‘Occupy Wall St.’

The New York Civil Liberties Union on Thursday called on the New York Police Department to stop the 24-hour video surveillance of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. In a letter (PDF) to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the NYCLU acknowledged the city had accommodated the ongoing demonstration by allowing the protestors to…

New York City Councilmembers urge Bloomberg not to evict ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Thirteen members of the New York City Council on Thursday urged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters to remain camped out at Zuccotti Park. “We are writing to appeal to your not to enforce new rules at Liberty Plaza that would effectively evict the Occupy Wall…

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