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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…

ACLU defends New York students suspended for protesting budget cuts

The New York American Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has criticized the Central Islip School District’s decision to suspend students who participated in a peaceful protest against proposed budget cuts. In a letter to Superintendent Craig Carr on Tuesday, the NYCLU said the suspensions sent the message that free speech is…

NYPD can keep surveillance documents on protesters secret, court rules

A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to a civil-liberties lawsuit against the New York Police Department, saying the police force is within its rights to keep secret some 1,800 pages of documents about its surveillance of protesters ahead of the Republican National Convention in 2004. More than 1,800…

NYPD ordered to release race info on shooting victims

The New York Police Department will have to release info on the race of people that officers have shot, following a state Supreme Court ruling that sided with civil-rights activists working to find out definitively if there is a racial element to police violence against civilians in the US’s largest…

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