NY Daily News: NYPD body cam footage depicts fatal police shooting of mentally ill Queens woman in 2018

July 2, 2020

NY Daily News covered video footage of the NYPD fatal shooting of Susan Muller. NYPD shot and killed Ms. Muller (pictured) on September 17, 2018, after she called the police to report a burglary in her home in Queens. Following public reports of the sh …

NYLPI Pens Op-ed: The Crisis in Immigrant Health is Far from Over

July 2, 2020

Director of Health Justice Amber Khan went into detail in City Limits on the unprecedented public health crisis that COVID-19 is causing, particularly for immigrant New Yorkers. ICE threats, lack of language access, and systemic discrimination endanger …

NYLPI Op-Ed: Reduce NYPD Budget to Save Black and Brown Lives by Reforming Mental Health Crisis Response

June 26, 2020

NYLPI’s Disability Justice Director, Ruth Lowenkron, along with other prominent mental health advocates, penned a strong op-ed calling on the City to immediately reallocate a substantial portion of the NYPD budget and save the lives of Black and Brown …

Center for New York City Affairs: As the City Reopens, Five Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Green Jobs

June 23, 2020

Director of Organizing and Strategic Research Justin Wood published an article in for The Center for New York City Affairs on five near-term, practical steps our local legislators can take to advance sustainability and job creation in our waste system. …

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed: Peaker Plant Emissions Harm Communities of Color

June 18, 2020

Environmental Justice Program Director Rachel Spector, along with Elizabeth Yeampierre of UPROSE and Dariella Rodriguez of THE POINT CDC, published an op-ed in Gotham Gazette highlighting the impact of pollution from New York City’s fossil fuel peaker …

Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News Quotes NYLPI on New NYPD Body Camera Video Policy

June 18, 2020

Mayor de Blasio recently announced that NYPD would release most body camera footage within 30 days of violent incidents. The New York Daily News noted NYLPI’s key role in fighting for this footage and quoted NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Marinda van Dale …

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