The workers of the world may be uniting — just not on May Day. The Communist Party organizers of Brooklyn’s annual May Day Parade filed a lawsuit against the city and the NYPD Monday to obtain a permit for a sound truck for the length of the march. Mary Lonergan and Jessica Foard, both members … Read more
Via Sparrow Media: Attorney Sarah Kunstler’s Complete Sentencing Argument for Jeremy Hammond.
Meghan Maurus and Rebecca Heinegg represented Michael Premo, who was found not guilty of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after a jury trial.
Via Gothamist: Last December, Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, a 71-year-old Harlem resident who has extensively documented the NYPD’s law enforcement activity in his neighborhood, was pulled over by two officers he had filmed before. The officers claimed he had a broken taillight, but Hayden wasn’t charged with a traffic offense. Instead he faced up to 2-7 … Read more
The New York Police Department began photographing the irises of people arrested in Manhattan in 2010; officials said then that the images would help prevent suspects from escaping. But the program drew criticism from criminal defense lawyers and civil liberties experts who expressed concern that it could infringe on individuals’ privacy, especially in cases in … Read more
The New York Times reports on Emily and Sarah Kunstler’s documentary film: For the Kunstler girls, who often joined their father for these meals, living with such a lightning rod of an individual was an intense but decidedly mixed blessing. As much as they came to admire their father’s political passions, especially as they grew … Read more