Category: In the News

Who’s responsible for bad cops?

Mayor Brown says changing police disciplinary procedures up to Council. Council demurs. This article was originally published in Investigative Post. Read it here. Mayor Byron Brown has said that he wants the police commissioner to have more power…

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Waskul settlement will greatly impact rural Michiganders with disabilities

This article was originally published in The Gander. Read it here. How one Michigan mom fought for her disabled son to receive proper care—and won.  “Family is reliable, but everybody needs to have a decent wage to pay…

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Alaska must face food stamp litigation after a year of stays, court says

This article was originally published in Alaska Beacon. Read it here. In January of last year, 10 Alaskans sued the state because they said the Department of Health failed to provide food stamps within the time frames required by federal…

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Motion to Dismiss Home Care Aides Lawsuit Denied by State’s Top Court

This article was originally published in BKReader. Read it here. The New York State Department of Labor’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of home care aides has been denied by the state’s top court. The…

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NY DOL Must Face Challenge To Shuttered Wage Theft Probes

This article was originally published in Law360. Read it here. A group of live-in home care aides may proceed with its bid to force New York’s Department of Labor to reopen wage theft investigations, after a state court…

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Policing Buffalo’s police

Buffalo’s mayor and police commissioner grumble they lack sufficient power to discipline bad cops due to the contract with the city’s police union. Legal decisions suggest City Hall has bargained away those powers in violation of state law….

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New York City faulted for delays in getting emergency food aid to struggling families

This article was originally published in Spectrum News NY1. Read it here. Thousands of struggling families in New York City are enduring unacceptably long wait times for emergency food and cash aid because of delays that violate a…

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Settlement secures additional $110 million supporting Michiganders with disabilities

This article was originally published in Michigan Advance. Read it here. Earlier this week the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) and Disability Rights Michigan announced a pending settlement that, if approved, will bring more than…

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License plate readers target minority neighborhoods

This article was originally published in Investigative Post. Read it here. Buffalo police have quietly installed license plate readers around the city, mostly on the East Side and Lower West Side. The lack of transparency is compounded by…

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Driving while Black in Buffalo? You’re over 3x more likely to get stopped by police compared to a white person

This article was originally published in WBFO. Read it here. Buffalo is a city designed for driving, which means that many people make their way around by car. But some people can move around more freely than others….

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