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Advocates Press DHS on Workers Rights

NCLEJ joined more than 330 immigration groups and other rights organizations and signed onto a letter calling on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to release promised guidance bolstering protections for migrant workers combating workplace abuses. The action was covered in…

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The Editorial Board: Reports of racist language by Buffalo police are disgusting and disturbing

The Buffalo News editorial board condemned the widespread use racial epithets within the BPD and leadership’s failure to investigate or train officers on this bias. Read the article here. Reports that racist language has been routinely used –…

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NCLEJ Files Brief in Support of Home Care Workers Challenging Abusive Arbitration Award

Contact: Carmela Huang, National Center for Law and Economic Justice | huang@nclej.org  New York, NY — Today, National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), filed a “friend of the court” brief with the United States Court of…

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Disturbing police testimony demands action

Jim Heaney of Investigative Post reports on toxic culture permeating the Buffalo Police Department described, under oath, by police themselves in NCLEJ litigation depositions. Read full article. Racist talk. A lack of training, supervision and accountability. Byron Brown…

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Buffalo police regularly use racial slur for Black people, officials testify

Charlie Specht of The Buffalo News reported on Buffalo police’s regularly use racial slurs when referring to Black members of the public revealed in NCLEJ’s litigation. Read the full article. Buffalo police regularly use racial slurs when referring…

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Testimony Shows Officers Receive No Training on Racial Bias or Profiling

Panorama Hispano News covered the reveal of widespread use of racist language and a complete lack of training on racial bias or profiling in NCLEJ’s litigation against the Buffalo Police Department challenging the constitutionality of checkpoints and traffic enforcement. Read…

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Testimony: Buffalo cops use of N word not uncommon

Geoff Kelly of the Investigative Post reported on depositions of five officers in NCLEJ’s checkpoints lawsuit which reveal use of degrading language and little supervision or discipline in Strike Force and Housing units. Read full article here. A…

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Failure to Discipline Rampant Use of N-Word by Buffalo Police Officers, Lack of Oversight Chronic

Testimony Shows Officers Receive No Training on Racial Bias or Profiling Contact:Zavé Martohardjono, National Center For Law and Economic Justice, (646) 853-2728, martohardjono@nclej.org Jen Nessel, Center for Constitutional Rights, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org Buffalo, NY – Litigation against the Buffalo…

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