Rebecca Heinegg discusses watching the cops

An article in The Nation featured Rebecca Heinegg discussing her role as a volunteer attorney for Cop Watch patrols in New York City:  Rebecca Heinegg, a criminal attorney in New York who works with victims of police brutality, explains that when a team goes out to patrol, it’s best to have an attorney on … Read more

Cop-bash charges dropped as Sunset Park vendor proves NYPD, prosecutors lied

From the Brooklyn Paper: Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Sunset Park fruit vendor who was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last fall after a cellphone video contradicted the police account, and proved that the officer who accused him couldn’t have witnessed the crimes he supposedly committed. Police arrested Jonathan Daza on Sept. … Read more

Indicted money exchange ex-worker represented by Sarah Kunstler

From Reuters: A former information technology employee at the defunct digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve was sentenced on Friday to three years in a U.S. prison for his role in concealing what authorities described as a massive money laundering business for criminals worldwide. Maxim Chukharev, 28, will likely serve approximately 10 months, with good behavior, … Read more

Mayor, City Officials Ignore Requests for Meeting and Reform on Police Brutality Related to Civil Rights Lawyer

Contact: Ryan Campbell (516) 974-8236 NEW YORK, NY – NYC civil rights and minority groups like the Arab American Association of New York, ASHA for Women, National Lawyers Guild NYC and many others have signed on to support Chaumtoli Huq. Huq, a South Asian, Muslim mother, activist and former attorney for the NYC Public … Read more

17 Activists Sue for False Arrest during Peaceful Demonstration against Stop & Frisk

The Daily News reports on Kunstler Law’s latest case: Seventeen activists, including comedian Randy Credico and the widow of late radical lawyer William Kunstler, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New York City alleging they were falsely arrested for demonstrating peacefully outside a police station in Brooklyn. The group was protesting the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, which … Read more

Top Lawyer for City Public Advocate Sues NYPD for Baseless Arrest

The Daily News reports: A former top lawyer for Public Advocate Letitia James isn’t exactly advocating for the NYPD’s policing practices. In a blistering lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Chaumtoli Huq, 42, says NYPD officers used “unreasonable and wholly unprovoked force” when they arrested her without cause while she was leaving a … Read more