Three staff members of The Legal Aid Society shared stories of their lives and connections to their work with colleagues on Wednesday in a celebration of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Because over 80% of people held at Rikers, languishing as they await trial because they can’t afford bail, are people of color.
The Legal Aid Society called for greater disclosure by the NYPD regarding property seized and held after an arrest.
New York City Council Members Ritchie Torres, Antonio Reynoso, and Carlos Menchaca have written an Op-Ed piece on the lack of transparency in the New York City Police Department, in particular NYPD's decision to withhold information on discipline of officers.
The Legal Aid Society was well represented at Another Chance, the first summons warrant forgiveness program in the Bronx with managers, supervisors, staff attorneys and administrative and support staff on hand to assist New Yorkers clear their records.
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