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May 30, 2012

2012.05.30: Tomorrow! Oral Arguments in RNC 04 Civil Cases -Thurs. May 31 3:30pm 500 Pearl (Susan Morris)

Filed under: Antiwar,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse — nyclaw01 @ 2:06 pm

From: Morris, Susan

Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:06 PM

To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members

Subject: Tomorrow! Oral Arguments in RNC 04 Civil Cases -Thurs. May 31 3:30pm 500 Pearl

Interested persons are invited to attend oral arguments in the civil rights cases arising from the protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Attorneys arguing for the plaintiffs include Guild members Jonathan Moore and Michael Spiegel and NYCLU’s Chris Dunn.

Interested persons are invited to attend oral arguments in the civil rights cases arising from the protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Motions for summary judgment in the cases have been consolidated, and will be heard Thursday, May 31st at 3:30pm before

Judge Richard Sullivan of federal district court in Courtroom 21-C of the federal courthouse in Manhattan. Read about one of the cases, Schiller, here:

  1. http://www.nyclu.org/case/schiller-et-al-v-nycdinler-et-al-v-nyc-challengingfingerprinting-and-detention-during-republic

Another of the cases, MacNamara v. City of New York, was granted class action status, and is reported at 275 F.R.D. 125 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).

The argument features a discussion of the City’s claims that there is a concept known as “group probable cause” which lets them escape liability for a mass arrest without any individualized cause or reason for a particular person’s arrest. It also features a discussion of the “no summons” policy

the City adopted during the RNC which led to hundreds of people being warehoused at the infamous Pier 57 for arrests on minor charges.

Oral argument on Summary Judgment Motions in RNC cases

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:30 pm

Courtroom 21-C

U.S. Courthouse

500 Pearl Street (just off Foley Square)

New York, NY

Best regards,

 

Susan Howard

Chapter Coordinator

New York City Chapter

National Lawyers Guild

113 University Place, 8th fl.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 679-6018

nlgnyc@igc.org

 

Now you can Join or Renew your membership online

by going to: http://nlgnyc.org/how-to-join

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May 27, 2012

2012.05.11: RE: NLRB v. Starbucks, 2d Cir: Starbucks Can Limit Pro-Union Buttons of Baristas, Panel Says

Filed under: Collective Bargaining,Free Speech — nyclaw01 @ 10:35 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 10:07 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: NLRB v. Starbucks, 2d Cir: Starbucks Can Limit Pro-Union Buttons of Baristas, Panel Says

Fortunately, the Starbucks decision does not apply to us.

Unlike the Starbucks workers, we have a collective bargaining agreement, and it provides unambiguous free speech protection: “The expression of personal religious, political, social or economic beliefs of each and every attorney is fully guaranteed.” § 3.5.

In that spirit, the Society joined ALAA and 1199 to successfully defend attorneys’ right to wear “Ready to Strike” buttons in court, Frankel v. Roberts, 165 AD2d 382 (1st Dept. 1991)<https://alaa2325.wordpress.com/1991/04/02/free-speech-decision-frankel-v-roberts-1991/&gt;, and to challenge the Giuliani administration’s retaliation for the 1994 strike.

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Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 9:13 AM

To: ALAA MEMBERS

Subject: NLRB v. Starbucks, 2d Cir: Starbucks Can Limit Pro-Union Buttons of Baristas, Panel Says

Starbucks Can Limit Pro-Union Buttons of Baristas, Panel Says

By Mark HamblettContactAll Articles

New York Law Journal

May 11, 2012

Starbucks’ rule that employees could only wear one pro-union button on their uniforms during a labor organizing campaign was not in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Starbucks was entitled to limit button wearing as part of its strict dress code for servers during a campaign by the International Workers of the World to unionize several Manhattan stores.

The pins at issue were less than one inch in diameter and had “IWW” in white letters against a red background.

In 2008, Administrative Law Judge Mindy Landow found the buttons were no more conspicuous than other buttons Starbucks requires or allows employees to wear for promotional purposes. Landow said the policy violated subsection 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. §158(a)(1).

Landow also found that two employees who were active in the union-organizing effort and had clashed with supervisors, Joseph Agins and Daniel Gross, had been fired in violation of subsection 8(a)(3) of the act, because they had been essentially terminated for labor organizing.

Landow concluded, and the National Labor Relations Board affirmed, that Starbucks had committed a number of restrictive and illegal practices in its anti-union campaign, including barring employees from discussing the terms and conditions of their employment, discriminating against pro-union employees about work opportunities and prohibiting the posting of union materials on bulletin boards in employee areas.

These last findings were not challenged in Starbucks’ cross-petition to the Second Circuit, where Judges Jon Newman (See Profile), Ralph Winter (See Profile) and Robert Katzmann (See Profile) heard oral arguments in National Labor Relations Board v. Starbucks, 10-3511-ag, on Nov. 22, 2011.

“We conclude the Board has gone too far in invalidating Starbucks’ one-button limitation,” Newman wrote for the panel. “Starbucks is clearly entitled to oblige its employees to wear buttons promoting its products, and the information contained on those buttons is just as much a part of Starbucks’ public image as any other aspect of its dress code. But the company is also entitled to avoid the distraction from its messages that a number of union buttons would risk.”

He said one employee tried to display as many as eight union buttons on her pants, shirt, hat and apron.

“Wearing such a large number of union buttons would risk serious dilution of the information contained on Starbucks’ buttons, and the company has a ‘legitimate, recognized managerial interest[]’ in preventing its employees from doing so,” he said, citing District Lodge 91 v. National Labor Relations Board, 706 F.2d 401 (2d Cir. 1983).

Discharged Employees

The circuit then remanded the case of Joseph Agins to determine what standard to be applied to his conduct.

Agins was off-duty on Nov. 21, 2005, when he and several other off-duty employees went to the store on 9th Street wearing union insignia to show support for store employees who had been instructed to remove pro-union pins. Agins became involved in a shouting match that included obscenities with an off-duty manager from another store who had questioned him about why Starbucks needed a union.

The administrative law judge had found that Agins’ obscenity-laced outburst was still protected because it originated out of a discussion that was primarily about the union and did not involve threats toward his own supervisor.

“We think the analysis of the ALJ and the Board improperly disregarded the entirely legitimate concern of an employer not to tolerate employee outbursts containing obscenities in the presence of customers,” Newman said

Gross was fired from a store on 36th Street after a string of strong performance reviews that were followed by poor reviews tracking his decisions to work fewer hours, not participate in Starbuck’s employee-to-employee awards programs and get deeply involved in the union-organizing campaign.

Newman said a prima facie case had been established that Gross was fired for his union activity, but said the administrative law judge “appears to have misapplied the second step of the burden-shifting analysis.”

“As noted, at that step the issue is whether Starbucks would have fired Gross absent his union activity,” he said. “Here, there was strong evidence that it would have done so” as it is “undisputed that Gross was, in many respects, a poor employee.”

Gross’ “documented performance deficiencies provide a sufficient and independent reason to fire him,” the panel said.

Jeffrey Burritt argued for the National Labor Relations Board.

Patricia Millett of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represented Starbucks.

@|Mark Hamblett can be contacted mhamblett@alm.com.

FROM THE DECISION:

The following facts, essentially not disputed, were found by Administrative Law Judge Mindy E. Landow (“the ALJ”) and adopted by the Board. From 2004 to 2007, the Industrial Workers of the World (“IWW”) engaged in a highly visible campaign to organize wage employees in four Starbucks stores. Among other efforts, union supporters held protests, attempted to recruit “partners,”1 and

made numerous public statements to the media.

In response, Starbucks mounted an anti-union campaign aimed at tracking and restricting the growth of pro-union sentiment. In the course of this campaign, Starbucks employed a number of restrictive

and illegal policies. These included prohibiting employees from discussing the union or the terms and conditions of their employment; prohibiting the posting of union material on bulletin boards in employee areas; preventing off-duty employees from entering the back area of one of the stores; and discriminating against pro-union employees regarding work opportunities. In this Court, Starbucks does not challenge the Board’s determination that this conduct violated the Act.

During this time period, the Board also found that Starbucks committed three additional violations. First, it found that a Starbucks policy prohibiting employees from wearing more than one pro-union button on work clothes was an unfair labor practice.

Second, it found that Starbucks used protected activity to justify the discharge of pro-union employee Joseph Agins. Third, it found that Starbucks’s decision to discharge pro-union employee Daniel Gross was primarily motivated by anti-union animus.

2010.05.27: FW: [nycmassdefense] Req. for attorney Today! Thurs. 5/27 – 5pm – 42nd & 3rd – Free Gaza Flotilla

Filed under: Antiwar,Civil Liberties,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 11:29 am

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:29 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FW: [nycmassdefense] Req. for attorney Today! Thurs. 5/27 – 5pm – 42nd & 3rd – Free Gaza Flotilla

Sorry, this is a bit of a duplicate – but they are also looking for someone willing to intercede on behalf of the participants, directly with the police. That’s obviously a more active (and precarious) role than being an LO. (Not that LOs aren’t often put in a bad spot by the cops as well.)


From: nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net [mailto:nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net] On Behalf Of nlgnyc
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:23 AM
To: nycmassdefense@lists.riseup.net
Subject: [nycmassdefense] Req. for attorney Today! Thurs. 5/27 – 5pm – 42nd & 3rd – Free Gaza Flotilla

The group is requesting a lawyer to negotiate with the police,  if needed, during the demonstration.

If you can provide legal assistance at this event, please contact the Chapter office (212) 679-6018

Who: Free Gaza Movement

What: Rally and March

Where: Gather at Daily News (42nd & 3rd Ave.) march to NY Times (41st & 8th Ave.)

When: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Contact person: Felice

Contact number: 917-912-2597

Details:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hearklin, Crete, Tuesday, May 25, 2010) As Israel continues to insist it will stop the seven-ship international Freedom Flotilla, two more ships departed from Greece to Gaza today.

A 2000 ton cargo ship and fifty-person passenger ship owned by the European Campaign Against the Siege of Gaza, and Swedish/Greek Ship to Gaza campaigns left Athens to meet the Freedom Flotilla in international waters.

They follow hot on the trail of the cargo ships of Insani Yardim Vakafi (IHH’s) and Free Gaza’s MV Rachel Corrie. IHH’s remaining 1100 capacity passenger ship and cargo ship are to sail shortly from Turkey.

In Crete, the Free Gaza Movement is readying its two passenger boats for their imminent departure. ‘Al Samoud’ (The Steadfast’) and ‘Al Haya’ (The Ship of Life) were named by children from schools in occupied Gaza and Jerusalem.

Reports coming from the Israeli Navy say they will jam the flotilla’s signals and communications, isolating those on board the ships, and barring the world from witnessing what could become a confrontation or prolonged naval stand-off.

The strategy of the Freedom Flotilla, however, is to resist any attempts by the Israeli Navy to hijack its ships or to divide cargo ships from passenger vessels.

“The message from Israel is clear: ‘We will stop you. And no-one can prevent us from stopping you.’ said Free Gaza chair, Huwaida Arraf.

“However, we will non-violently resist Israeli attempts to seize our boats. Thousands of people have contributed to making this flotilla a reality, and the people of Gaza are expecting us.

“We will not allow our flotilla to be divided. We will stay with our cargo ships – they are the core of the flotilla carrying essential construction materials denied entry into Gaza – cement, steel, and houses. This action is not a symbolic gesture but a concrete intervention to allow the people of Gaza to rebuild their lives with dignity’, emphasized passenger, Aengus O’Snodaigh, TD Sinn Féin party, Ireland

Ewa Jasiewicz added, “We are not breaking the law, we are upholding it. We are acting out of necessity to prevent a greater crime from taking place – the collective punishment of 1.5 million people imprisoned in Gaza. The international community is complicit in this collective punishment and must break its silence. Respect for international law is not optional, it is obligatory.’

Contacts

Crete Free Gaza Movement 0030 698 377 6683

Cyprus Free Gaza Movement 00 357 99 18 72 78 or 00 357 96 48 98 05

Best regards,

Susan Howard
Chapter Coordinator
NYC Chapter
National Lawyers Guild
(212) 679-6018
nlgnyc@igc.org

May 24, 2012

2012.05.24: LAS INTER-DIVISIONAL SS&F COMMITTEE

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 6:30 pm

LAS INTER-DIVISIONAL SS&F COMMITTEE –

AGENDA FOR 5/24/2012  MEETING

1.  Report from Meeting with Steve Banks                               

2.  Report/Update @ things going on in the Community         

 Class certified in CCR’s Floyd case

 Ramarley Graham weekly vigils Thursday 5pm – 9:30pm

 Randy Credico at Rocky Sullivan’s on 6/7 after work (Robin Karasyk Bklyn JRP)

 Father’s Day Silent March, Sunday, June 17, 2012

 Councilm

ember Rose Police Forum

3.  Report @ Recent Court Action & Upcoming court dates        

        Brooklyn: June 8th

        Bronx: individual court dates

        Manhattan: trial complete

        Queens: June 1st

        Next Stop Stop + Frisk Action: June 11th?

4. First Responder Unit at LAS (Political Defender Unit)                      

5.  Open Discussion

        Community Education workshops  

        Organizing a month (or longer) of “No Plea Taking”/”Jam the System”                                    

        Strategy Meeting with other organizations involved with SS&F 

 Prop Coalition Meeting

 Referral of Class Members to CCR

        Developing a Unit dedicated to SS&F & Police Abuse   

 Presentation by Michael Letwin on initial efforts and history

May 22, 2012

2012.05.22: American Insurgents: A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 3:55 pm

From:  Morris, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:55 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: American Insurgents: A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/event/3502

RICHARD SEYMOUR is a socialist writer and columnist and runs the blog Lenin’s Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder and The Meaning of David Cameron. He has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Radical Philosophy and Historical Materialism. Originally from Northern Ireland, he now resides in London, where he is studying for a PhD at the London School of Economics.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/American-Insurgents
To view an excerpt of American Insurgents, visit:http://www.scribd.com/doc/93260547/American-Insurgents

“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States Richard Seymour shows that US imperialism has generated significant domestic opposition rooted in grassroots movements for racial, economic, and social justice.” —Michael Letwin, founding member, New York City Labor Against the War and Labor for Palestine

 

May 18, 2012

2012.05.18: Kelly’s Stop and Frisk Proposals May Not Do Enough: Experts

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:37 am

From: Arafa, Noha
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 10:37 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Kelly’s Stop and Frisk Proposals May Not Do Enough: Experts

—–Original Message—–
From: noreply@nypublicradio.org [mailto:noreply@nypublicradio.org]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 8:21 AM
To: Arafa, Noha
Subject: Kelly’s Stop and Frisk Proposals May Not Do Enough: Experts

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Kelly’s Stop and Frisk Proposals May Not Do Enough: Experts

*Copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser:
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/may/18/kellys-stop-and-frisk-proposals-may-not-be-good-enough-experts/

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(c)2012 www.wnyc.org

May 15, 2012

2012.05.15: Social Justice Events This Week

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:10 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Social Justice Events This Week

Today, Tues., May 15, 6 p.m.
#15M In NYC: Another World Is Possible.
On May 15th, join thousands in a mass convergence at Times Square for the culmination of a week of actions against austerity and corporate greed. In solidarity with hundreds of thousands rising up around the world, say no to a city and a world run by the 1%, say yes to another city, another world – ours.
Location: Times Square
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344978452228283/

Today, Tues., May 15, 5-6 p.m.
Commemorating Al-Nakba: Celebrating Palestine
On the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, commemorating the occupation of Palestine and the dispossession and ethnic cleansing of its people, when over 800,000 Palestinians were made refugees by armed Zionist forces seeking to establish an exclusionary Jewish state on the land of Palestine, we stand with our community in the US and our people in Palestine and everywhere in exile and diaspora, to demand our rights, particularly the right of Palestinian refugees to return.
Location: Union Square, 6 p.m. march to Times Square
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/171394766321940/
Background:
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2012/05/top-10-facts-you-probably-didnt-know.html

Weds., May 16, 7-9 p.m.
New Perspectives for the Anti-War Movement
Havaar is a coalition of Iranians, Iranian-Americans, and allies formed in response to the U.S. government’s escalating attacks on Iran and to the Iranian government’s ongoing repression of grassroots movements (http://havaar.org/).
Location: 365 Fifth Ave. CUNY Graduate Center, Segal Theater, First Floor.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/370590552977964/

 

Thurs., May 17, 5 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil to Demand Justice for Ramarley Graham
Please come to the vigil for Ramarley Graham, murdered in his own home by the NYPD. Bring loved ones.
Location: 749 E 229th St, Bronx. Take the 2/5 train to 225th.
Details: http://www.stopmassincarceration.org/ramarley.html

Thurs., May 17, 6 p.m.
Rally for Worker’s Rights in East Harlem!–Marcha de Unidad por los Derechos de los Trabajadores Carwasheros!
JOIN US and rally TOGETHER with workers and community members to ask for JUSTICE and DIGNITY in the Carwash industry!
Location: 334 E. 109th St at 1st Ave NY, NY
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/379102768807071/

2012.05.15: RE: A REMARKABLE SPEECH. I HOPE IT WILL GO AROUND THE WORLD

Filed under: International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 11:34 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:34 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: A REMARKABLE SPEECH. I HOPE IT WILL GO AROUND THE WORLD

Israeli ties: a chance to do the right thing
Archbishop Desmond Tutu | 26 September, 2010
‘I never tire of speaking about the very deep distress in my visits to the Holy Land; they remind me so much of what happened to us black people in South Africa. I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like we did when young white police officers prevented us from moving about. My heart aches. I say, “Why are our memories so short?” Have our Jewish sisters and brothers forgotten their own previous humiliation? Have they forgotten the collective punishment, the home demolitions, in their own history so soon?’
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article675369.ece/Israeli-ties–a-chance-to-do-the-right-thing

May 14, 2012

2012.05.14: Marty Stolar on the Stop Stop-and-Frisk Trial

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 4:29 pm

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012 4:29 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Cc: Codling, Antonia
Subject: Marty Stolar on the Stop Stop-and-Frisk Trial
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012 4:01 PM
To: nycmassdefense@lists.riseup.net
Subject: [nycmassdefense] Marty Stolar on the Stop Stop-and-Frisk Trial

[The attached note comes from Marty Stolar, in response to the condolences he received after getting guilty verdicts in the week-long “Stop Stop-and-Frisk” trial two weeks ago.]

THE STOP & FRISK TRIAL

Don’t send your condolences.

Guilty verdicts were delivered in the recent trial of 20 activist protesters accused of disorderly conduct for their participation in a demonstration last Fall in front of the 28th Precinct in Harlem about the NYPD’s racist “stop & frisk” policies. If you followed the news, you knew that Prof. Cornell West, Rev. Stephen Phelps, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, Randy Credico, Carl Dix, Debra Sweet and others had begun trial on a Monday morning and held court all week until the verdicts were announced Friday afternoon.

The fact of a conviction is completely irrelevant to the outcome of the proceedings from the point of view of the 20 defendants and their 4 lawyers. For them, the trial was an overwhelming victory.

The protest had started with a rally at the State Office Building in Harlem, continued with a march across 125th Street, and ended at the 28th Pct. on Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 122nd Street. There, a group of more than 200 made noise, chanted slogans, and held signs and banners urging the NYPD to “Stop Stop & Frisk”.

A smaller group of about 30 then lined up along the walls and outer doorway of the precinct carrying their message with them. After about a half-hour, they declined a request by the precinct captain to discontinue their protest and were arrested. All received Desk Appearance Tickets and were charged with two counts of disorderly conduct: one for blocking access to the precinct and the other for refusing the Captain’s “lawful order” to disperse. All but the 20 on trial accepted ACD’s.

In this context, a good political trial uses the proceeding as a platform to continue to deliver the message which sparked the protest in the first place – a continuation of the protest in the courtroom. That is exactly what happened in this case: for 5 days 20 staunch opponents of the NYPD stop & frisk policies, along with their 4 lawyers, held forth about the inherent evils of the policies.

Opening statements provided a window not only into the First Amendment nature of the protest which led to the arrests but also into the policy itself and its racist and oppressive effects. The openings also previewed the legal arguments to be made that the defendants had not been guilty of all of the elements of the charged offenses.

Throughout the prosecution’s presentation of a dozen witnesses, rigorous cross-examination revealed a number of weaknesses in the prosecution’s proof. Cross about the individual police officers’ participation in and contributions to the stop & frisk program were, not surprisingly, blocked by the court. Nonetheless, the issue remained front and center.

The defense case, which lasted almost 3 days, consisted of defendants testifying about who they were and why they had become involved in the protest. Testimony included statements about how each had been personally affected by the policies and why they thought there was a serious enough public and personal issue to risk arrest in protest of them. The testimony was moving, thoughtful, political, funny, intellectual, plain-spoken, etc. There was amazing splendor in the variety of brave and committed individuals who stood up to protest and vowed to continue to do so. It was as powerful a statement as ever has been made in a courtroom.

Defense summations again mixed legal argument with the politics of the protest. All of the lawyers spoke about the perceived failures in the prosecution’s proof, the legitimacy of the protest, and the fundamental truth of the message the protesters were carrying – that the NYPD’s stop & frisk policies had to be stopped. Their eloquence and arguments were a resounding condemnation of police misconduct.

When the judge convicted them all of at least one count of disorderly conduct (a few were acquitted on one count), we asked for immediate sentencing. After many defendants spoke from the heart of their feelings about the trial and the protest, the judge gave all but one “time served”. The one was given two days community service because she had fought with the judge while testifying. It was a Friday afternoon and all of the defendants and their lawyers walked out of the courtroom proud of what they had accomplished since the trial began on Monday.

The trial was a success and the convictions merely a sidelight to the 20 people who had willingly risked arrest and conviction in order to bring their concerns to the City’s and country’s attention. The trial was the platform to allow them to push the political message another step. As political lawyers, this is what we do and we did it very well.

Send congratulations instead.

Marty Stolar

Meg Maurus

The NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee attorneys who tried the case were Paul Mills, Ari Brochin, Megan Maurus, and Martin R. Stolar

May 13, 2012

2012.05.13: Agena for the next STOP Stop & Frisk – Thursday, May 24, 2012

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 2:28 pm

From:  Codling, Antonia

Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:28 PM

To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS

Subject: Agena for the next STOP Stop & Frisk – Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hi All,

As many of you know, we started an inter-divisional committee that deals with STOP Stop & Frisk.  We had our first meeting with management at the end of April.

The next meeting of this committee will be held:    Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. @

Harlem Community Law Office

230 East 106th Street

New York, New York

Nearest Subway Station is #6 to 103rd & Lexington Avenue

The agenda for the next meeting is below.  If you would like your name to be included in future emails, please let me know.

Also, please rsvp if you can attend the meeting on May 24th.

Thanks!

 

LAS INTER-DIVISIONAL SS&F COMMITTEE –

            AGENDA FOR 5/24/2012  MEETING

1.  Report from Meeting with Steve Banks

2.  Report/Update @ things going on in the Community

3.  Report @ Recent Court Action & Upcoming court dates

Brooklyn:

Bronx:

Manhattan:

Queens:

4.  First Responder Unit at LAS (Political Defender Unit)   

5.  Open Discussion

Community Education workshops

 Organizing a month (or longer) of “No Plea Taking”/”Jam the System”

Strategy Meeting with other organizations involved with SS&F 

 Developing a Unit dedicated to SS&F & Police Abuse

 

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