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Shining a Spotlight on the NYPD’s Low-Profile War on Protest

Shining a Spotlight on the NYPD’s Low-Profile War on Protest

By Taylor Pendergrass, Senior Staff Attorney , NYCLU & Katherine Bromberg, Occupy Wall Street Coordinator, NYCLU at 10:30am
When the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited last fall, there was no shortage of disturbing press reports about NYPD misconduct toward the demonstrators. We've all read stories about the NYPD’s abuses—the eviction of hundreds of protesters from Zuccotti Park, the mass arrest of 700 people on the Brooklyn Bridge, the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters. 
In New York, A Rogue Wave Of Criminal Injustice

In New York, A Rogue Wave Of Criminal Injustice

By Taylor Pendergrass, Senior Staff Attorney , NYCLU at 12:54pm

June 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's declaration of a "war on drugs" — a war that has cost roughly a trillion dollars, has produced little to no effect on the supply of or demand for drugs in the United…

Colorado High School Officials Get an "F" in Civics

By Taylor Pendergrass, Senior Staff Attorney , NYCLU at 1:20pm

Yesterday, the ACLU of Colorado announced a settlement with Jefferson County, Colorado, authorities over a free speech case at Dakota Ridge High School.

When Blake Benson, a junior at Dakota Ridge, learned that Michelle Obama was…

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