The NYCLU’s fight against the constitution challenging Stop-and-Frisk policy went mobile today. The organization wants you to police the police. The “Stop-and-Frisk Watch” app is designed for bystanders to easily shoot and upload videos of the NYPD’s interaction with civilians.
“The police are very fond of saying, ‘If you’re not doing anything wrong then Read More
off the record
Since the surprise raid on Occupy Wall Street’s encampment in Zuccotti Park last Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg’s office has been in full spin mode. First defending the actions of the New York Police Department, then minimizing the magnitude of Thursday’s demonstrations and now loudly arresting an Al Qaeda sympathizer and would-be terrorist the FBI had determined wasn’t a major threat.
The New York Civil Liberties Union took advantage of the holiday spirit of love today and published a Valentine’s Day poem in support of same-sex marriage legislation: “Republicans are red, /Democrats are blue, /But love transcends political parties, /We know this is true.” Catchy, kinda of!
The poem comes with a message to the group’s Read More
ALBANY—Groups and scholars on both sides of the court case related to the constitutionality of David Paterson's appointment of Richard Ravitch have filed amicus briefs ahead of a court hearing August 17.
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a brief last week supporting the governor's position–that Ravitch's appointment is appropriate according to Read More
ALBANY—First in the mail, then in print, and now on the interweb.
The New York Civil Liberties Union posted a holiday message to State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. on YouTube, in which LGBTQ people from the Bronx talked about their experiences coming out. The video ends with a message from Assemblywoman Carmen Read More