NYLJ Publishes NYLPI Op-Ed on Landmark Commercial Waste Zone Bill

November 8, 2019

The New York Law Journal published an Op-Ed by NYLPI Environmental Justice Director Rachel Spector and Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan detailing the comprehensive commercial waste zone reform passed by the New York City Council on October 30.  The …

WNYC Runs Story About Policing Mental Health Crises Based On NYLPI-Obtained Bodycam Footage

October 28, 2019

WNYC Reporter Cindy Rodriguez ran a story about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to reform police responses to mental health crises, today, based on audio gathered from bodycam footage of the shooting, secured by NYLPI under freedom of information laws. Po …


October 25, 2019

Media interest has picked up in the horrific impacts of New York’s wild-west private trash industry, as a vote looms next Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the fantastic reform measures proposed by NYLPI and our allies in the “Transform-Don’t-Trash-NYC” coalition …

NY Post: “Mayor’s $37M mental health plan is a one-page press release”

October 24, 2019

NYLPI’s director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, was quoted in a New York Post story today about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mental health crisis response plan, which was  issued on Tuesday. Post reporter Julia Marsh discovered that the mayor’s moote …

NYLPI Trains Lawyers Across America About Medical Rights For People in Immigration Detention

October 21, 2019

NYLPI Director of Health Justice Laura Redman is presenting tomorrow about “Championing the Rights of People with Serious Medical Needs in Immigration Detention”, for the largest provider of trainings to lawyers in the United States. The training, orga …

After NYLPI Wins Landmark Legal Rulings, NYPD Pledges Release of Body Camera Footage Policy This Month

October 18, 2019

Gotham Gazette reports today on the New York Police Department’s plans to finally publish a formal policy regarding the release of body-worn camera footage, following NYLPI’s recent achievement of landmark legal rulings forcing the NYPD to turn over bo …

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