Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) served a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request on the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (NYDA) to gather information about New Yorkers’ inclusion in NYDA’s gang database(s). This request follows LDF and the Center for Constitutional Rights’ recent FOIL requests seeking information about the New York City Police Department’s gang policing tactics.
Specifically, the FOIL request seeks:
Read LDF’s FOIL request here.
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.