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New York Agrees To A Fix Its Disastrously Broken Public Defender System

By: Nicole Flatow

New York State agreed to a settlement Tuesday that the New York Civil Liberties Union called “historic” for improving the abysmal access to lawyers available to indigent criminal defendants. 629 more words


NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The Poor

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago. 632 more words


Nontheist Quaker Caretakin'

In July my partner (girlfriend? significant other?) and I started work as live-in caretakers at a Quaker meetinghouse here on Long Island. My hope is to use this blog to write about some our experiences with the nuts-and-bolts of caretaking as well as how that process intersects with Quaker ideas about decision-making, simplicity, and community. 358 more words

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NYPD Officers Will Wear Body Cameras in Pilot Program

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is expected to announce Thursday that the NYPD will make 50 officers wear body cameras as part of a pilot program to test the technology’s feasibility in the field,  281 more words

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