Border Patrol makes upstate NY a Constitution-free zone

NYCLU Report Reveals Troubling Border Patrol Tactics in Upstate New York  The U.S. Border Patrol is using aggressive policing tactics far from the border in upstate New York to increase arrest rates with little regard to New Yorkers’ constitutional rights and freedoms, according to a report released today by the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, the New York […]

In Response to Sean Bell Shooting, NYCLU Successfully Sues for NYPD Shooting Reports

The NYCLU began a concerted effort to obtain information on police shootings after NYPD officers shot and killed an unarmed Sean Bell in November 2006. In October 2007, it filed a FOIL request seeking access to the NYPD’s annual statistical reports on police shootings from 1996 through 2006 as well as data about the race […]

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