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6/16/14Related Case or Issue:
(New York, NY)—Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (NAACP LDF) along with The Legal Aid Society called on Quinnipiac University to retract a recent poll regarding policing in New York City public housing buildings due to an inherently flawed and misleading premise. In Poll Question No. 17, pollsters asked: “Do you think the police should or should not restore the program where they patrolled public housing projects and asked people in the hallways for ID?”
LDF's Lee Argues That NYCHA Safety Depends on More than Cop and Cameras, Advocates Partnering With Residents6/13/14Amid outrage over the stabbing of two children in a public-housing elevator, Jin Hee Lee calls for solutions that go beyond increased policing or even surveillance cameras to include partnering with NYCHA residents themselves.
WilmerHale has announced today the launch of the John A. Payton Summer Associate Fellowship honoring the late John A. Payton, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Sixth President and Director-Counsel and a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP, later WilmerHale, for more than ten years.
6/12/14Related Case or Issue:
Poll Questions Include Inaccurate Data, Rely on False Premises
(New York, NY)--A poll released today by Quinnipiac University relies on inaccurate data and false premises to reach an unsubstantiated conclusion that city voters want the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) to resume vertical patrols of public housing hallways when, in fact, they never stopped.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. today announced that Monique L. Dixon has been appointed Senior Policy Counsel for Criminal Justice and State Education Initiatives, a new position based in Washington, D.C. that will focus on much-needed federal and state policy reforms.