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Blog Posts in May, 2012

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  • False Arrest Claims in New York and the Need for an Experienced False Arrest Attorney
    False Arrest Claims in New York and the Need for an Experienced False Arrest Attorney

    Under New York State and Federal law, the police must respect a suspects constitutional rights when making an arrest and taking a person into custody. The police must have probable cause before they ...

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  • Department of Justice says that 1 out of 10 state prisoners are sexually abused while in prison
    Department of Justice says that 1 out of 10 state prisoners are sexually abused while in prison

    In a troubling study conducted by the Department of Justice, it was found that 1 out of every 10 state prisoners are sexually abused – or 9.6% of the entire state jail population. What makes the ...

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  • Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Improper Stop and Frisk Claims
    Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Improper Stop and Frisk Claims

    In the latest round of the battle against Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD and their stop and frisk policy, a federal judge granted class-action status to several thousand New York citizens who claim that ...

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  • The NYPD will End Stops and Frisks of Livery Cab Passengers
    The NYPD will End Stops and Frisks of Livery Cab Passengers

    The City of New York has recently agreed to train its police officers to end the policy of stopping and frisking livery cab passengers. The civil suit was started by two men who were detained after ...

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  • Federal District Judge Grants Petition for Habeas Corpus
    Federal District Judge Grants Petition for Habeas Corpus

    In an unusual federal criminal decision, a federal judge from the Eastern District of New York granted a defendant’s Habeas Corpus petition on the grounds that the state court trial judge acted ...

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  • Mayor Bloomberg's Stop and Frisk Policy: Heads I win, Tails you Lose
    Mayor Bloomberg's Stop and Frisk Policy: Heads I win, Tails you Lose

    Recently, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NCLU) analyzed the NYPD’s 2011 computerized data base for information regarding stops, frisks, reasons for stop and recovery of weapons. What the report ...

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