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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)
We are excited to announce that NYSACDL is now 1000 members strong for 2020! Thank you to all our outstanding and dedicated members and to Marni F. Schlesinger of Apicella & Schlesinger - Attorneys at Law for joining as our 1,000 member!
We are all better together.
Congratulations to Marni Schlesinger of Apicella & Schlesinger for being honored as the the 1000th member this year of the The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL). Civil Rights and Criminal Defense go hand in hand.
nysacdl.site-ym.com NYSACDL is celebrating reaching 1,000 members for 2020! Thank you to Marni F. Schlesinger of Apicella & Schlesinger for joining us as our milestone member!
Exciting news -- today marks a tremendous step forward for police accountability, civil rights, and social justice -- In a Historic Victory, NY Legislature Repeals 50-A of the Civil Rights Law.
innocenceproject.org Upon the Governor's signature, police misconduct in New York will no longer be hidden from the public.
We will never forget.
Highways get sponsored for maintenance, maybe potholes need sponsors too! Any bakeries out there want to join?
cnn.com Frank Sereno bought a cake and candle for the pothole that's been sitting in his street for three months. Within days, the city had it filled.
Please see this NY Daily News article about a recent case of excessive police force experienced by one of our clients. If you or anyone you know has been the victim of excessive force, call us at (212) 568-4245.
nydailynews.com Michael Holden, 39, of Queens, intends to sue for $2 million over his May 10, 2017, arrest after a heated confrontation with police who’d pulled him over for speeding, refused to cut him some slack because he had an NYPD courtesy shield — and then allegedly pummeled and pepper-sprayed him, asser...
[01/01/18] Wishing you and your families a very happy new year from all of us at Apicella & Schlesinger!
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[02/09/17] Kudos to the NYC Department of Sanitation for the great job in dealing with the snowstorm. Without our sanitation workers, where would we be? Like stuck at home waiting for the snow to melt.
[01/17/17] Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and accomplishments. We recognize that the fight for civil rights must continue, and are proud to serve our clients in this cause.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Apicella & Schlesinger.
twitter.com “4th Circuit law library gets into the holiday spirit.”
NYPD Will No Longer Arrest You For Asking For A Subway Swipe
What do YOU think about this?
gothamist.com Instead, officers are issuing $25-50 tickets or court summonses.
Interesting news for NYC. The NYPD will no longer arrest people in Manhattan for many low-level offenses like drinking or urinating in public.
wnyc.org The Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute many low-level offenses, keeping people out of the system.
A tip of the hat to NYC sanitation workers Carlos Rosado and Wilson Arroyo for going above and beyond the call of duty by saving four children left alone in a vehicle. Well done!
nydailynews.com Two city sanitation workers saw four sleeping kids left alone in the backseat of a parked car with its engine still running in Manhattan.
NYC To Pay $280,000 Over Cop Who Exposed City's Quota System.
huffingtonpost.com Officer Craig Matthews says he faced retaliation after blowing the whistle on illegal NYPD practices.
The NYPD says it will now track officers' use of force. Do you think this reform satisfies critics, or are body cameras the solution?
nytimes.com For years, each shot fired by a New York City police officer has been meticulously studied, but not the more routine episodes of force, like baton blows and takedowns.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of DSNY Sergeant Frank Musella for their tragic loss.
nbcnewyork.com The mayor has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of a sanitation enforcement sergeant who died on the job after commenting on the heat.
We're asked questions like this very often, and we're glad to share this great video/article on point.
What are your rights during a traffic stop -- and is it wise to exercise them?
cnn.com What are your rights during a traffic stop and, realistically, should you exercise them? CNN asks legal and law enforcement analysts for the best approach.
Good deal for the Garner family, or too little?
Sound off, and let us know what YOU think about the Eric Garner Settlement.
nytimes.com An agreement with Mr. Garner’s family, to resolve the claim over his killing by the police on Staten Island, appeared among the biggest so far as part of a city strategy to settle major civil rights claims even before a lawsuit is filed.
gawker.com A New York man who says he was rendered impotent after jailers refused to treat his six-day, prescription drug-induced erection settled with the city for $750,000 on Monday, DNAinfo reports.http://gawker.com/suit-man-rende... Suit: Man Rendered Impotent After NY Jail Doctors Ignored 6-Day Erection S…
Tracy Morgan and Walmart have reached a settlement. How much do you think he got?
money.cnn.com Walmart settled with comedian Tracy Morgan over a crash that left him seriously injured. A Walmart truck rear-ended a limo bus Morgan was riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike nearly a year ago.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
7online.com Demonstrators gathered in Union Square Wednesday night to protest the death of Freddie Gray, the man killed while in police custody in Baltimore.
The longest-serving wrongfully incarcerated inmate in California's history.
cbsnews.com Michael Hanline was the longest-imprisoned wrongfully convicted inmate in California's history
Do you agree that the number of abuse lawsuits is an important benchmark in evaluating police officers?
nydailynews.com The NYPD’s new monitor wants the department to perform data-driven performance reviews of individual cops.
The stop-and-frisk epidemic continues...
nydailynews.com For the second time in a week, Mayor de Blasio inflated the successes of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics.
When you order a dish called "Sizzling Skillet", it's clear that your dish will be a very hot one. Now it's up to you be very careful. If you order a dish which normally would not be expected to be very hot and it burns and surprises you, you have a different kettle of fish -- hopefully, not a hot one.
usatoday.com A man who leaned over a plate of sizzling fajitas to pray can't sue a Westampton restaurant because the dish burned him, an appellate court ruled Wednesday. Hiram Jimenez sought damages from Applebee's
Here at Apicella & Schlesinger we've seen our fair share of #PoliceBrutality cases, but the footage below of Alabama police beating an Indian grandfather -- which resulted in partial paralysis -- has left us speechless.
washingtonpost.com Sureshbhai Patel was visiting family in Madison, Ala., when he was stopped by police and forced to the ground. The family has filed suit.
One step closer to justice.
Report: NYPD officer indicted for killing unarmed Akai Gurley in Brooklyn stairwell.
huffingtonpost.com A New York City police officer has been indicted in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley, law enforcement sources told both NY1 and The New York Daily News on Tuesday. A bullet fired by rookie officer Peter Liang killed Gurley inside the ...
Earlier today, two San Workers, a Supervisor & a snow laborer apprehend an alleged grocery store shoplifter in Bklyn. The Workers were on recycling pickups when they spotted commotion and jumped into action. They chased suspect, caught & held for NYPD. After NYPD arrived, all went back to work. #Dedication
“I am proud of our Sanitation Workers Brian Tullo and Paul Hernandez as well as Supervisor Frank Scudieri and an emergency Snow Laborer who chased down, apprehended, and held for police custody an alleged shoplifter who was running out of a local Brooklyn supermarket,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Our employees are highly visible on the street of New York that we keep clean every day. They are an extra pair of eyes ready to help to keep our City safe.”
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