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Joshua David
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Handcuffs in Middle Schools, A Shock to the Conscience

By Joshua David Riegel, Racial Justice Program at 5:02pm
D.Y. is a 13-year-old girl from the Bronx who dreams of one day being a veterinarian and has always enjoyed school. This changed on the morning of October 7, 2009, when D.Y.'s mother dropped her and a friend off at school. D.Y. and her friend were confronted by two strangers who were being rambunctious, yelling, and acting threateningly toward them. Scared and panicked, D.Y. texted her mother.
"Give Us Our Books, Don't Treat Us Like Crooks"

"Give Us Our Books, Don't Treat Us Like Crooks"

By Joshua David Riegel, Racial Justice Program at 1:15pm

So went the call for change on the steps of New York City Hall. On October 22, folks from the New York Civil Liberties Union and I participated in a rally at City Hall to raise public awareness about and garner support for the Student Safety Act.…

"Dan Rather Reports:" Politicizing Civil Rights?

By Joshua David Riegel, Racial Justice Program at 3:42pm
"Dan Rather Reports" recently featured two ACLU clients in the episode, “A Question of Rights,” which focuses on the Justice Department’s politicization of the Civil Rights Division and its failure to enforce civil rights…
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