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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MANHATTAN (CN) - Public housing residents can proceed with a class action lawsuit claiming that New York City and the New York City Housing Authority allowed the police to set up "checkpoints" that routinely violated tenants' rights in front of their homes, a federal judge ruled.
A lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund praised the decision in an email.
"The City and NYCHA must be held accountable for their continuing violations to ensure the common goal of maintaining safety and security for all New Yorkers," Johanna Steinberg told Courthouse News.