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NYCLU to Denver Police: What Not to Do This Week

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 4:35pm
Just as thousands of political protesters descend upon Denver — and Denver police prep their makeshift prison warehouse — the NYCLU today released startling new footage from New York’s arrest-marred protests four years ago. The video offers Denver police a perfect lesson in what not to do in confronting political protesters during a convention.

Overhauling New York's Broken Public Defense System

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 3:05pm
Every day, in courtrooms throughout the state, New Yorkers are denied justice simply because they are poor. Ricky Lee Glover, a homeless Syracuse man, languished in jail for seven months without bail after he was accused of stealing copper pipes…
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