Post Tagged with: "lawsuit"

Four of the Central Park Five –  from left, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana  – speaking at  a Q&A following a screening of "The Central Park Five" at the Dempsey Auditorium. (Photo from Maysles Cinema, Creative Commons license)

Hope for Central Park Five Under de Blasio

Crime, Government December 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Campaign promises from Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio suggest that the Central Park Five’s decade-long civil suit against the city could reach a settlement, reports Colorlines, which interviews one of the five.

(Photo by Friscocali, Creative Commons license)

Black Doormen Want Justice From Spitzer Family

African American, Elections 2013, Labor, Politics August 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Four black former doormen of a building owned by Bernard Spitzer, father to Eliot, brought a racial discrimination suit against the elder Spitzer many years ago. Now awaiting a new trial, the men are looking to the high profile son to make amends, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Seth Freed Wessler via Colorlines)

Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Crime, In the News, Religion June 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.

Black FDNY applicants train at Prospect Park in January. The Vulcan Society is offering free training sessions on weekends to help people on the list pass the physical. (Photo by Marc Fader via City Limits)

Mandate to Diversify FDNY Slow, Difficult

African American, Asian, Demographics, Latino, New York April 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The racial composition of the New York Fire Department may be finally changing to comply with the orders of a federal judge, but many minority firefighters fear the transition will be slow and difficult, reports City Limits in an investigative report.

Adriana León Aguilar, her son Carson, 10, her mom Rosa Elena León and brother Andrés León, are all smiles in their East Hampton, L.I., after the legal victory.
Foto: EDLP/ Mariela Lombard

Historic Legal Victory to End Terrorizing ICE Raids in Homes

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Latino April 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Twenty-two Latinos will receive a $1 million settlement from ICE stemming from illegal raids the agency carried out in Long Island. The agreement also requires ICE to adopt new regulations nationally that will prevent their agents from entering private homes without a search warrant, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Domestic abuse victims criticized the NYPD for their handling of cases where a language barrier existed. The victims received public support from Councilwoman Gale Brewer (bottom left) and Sin-Yin Chen, of the Center for Asian Women Crime Victims (far right), with domestic abuse victim Arlet Macareno speaking (center). (Photo by Anthony Navarrete/Legal Services NYC via World Journal)

Domestic Violence Victims Sue NYPD

Crime, East Asian, Health, In the News, Latino March 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Immigrant women who survived domestic violence filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for denying interpretation services when reporting a crime, according to local news outlets. Victims found police siding with the abuser or had restraining orders denied.

The owners of the Kum Kang San restaurants, located in Korea Town, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, are being sued for not paying minimum wage. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Waiters, Supermarket Workers Take a Stand on Wage Theft

Business, Labor August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wage theft is a perennial issue for immigrants in New York City. Two recent El Diario stories tell of low-wage immigrant workers — at a restaurant and a supermarket — fighting back against bosses that they say exploited them.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Students from PS 208 performing Brazilian Dance during the Drums Along the Hudson festival in 2011.  (Photo by Joseph Rodman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: After Payout in NYPD Brutality Case, Couple Remains Defiant

Crime, Demographics May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

The Brooklyn couple who just received a $360,000 settlement in their police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD speak out; Colorlines connects new Census numbers showing that white babies are now the minority with Alabama’s harsh immigration law; and previews of this weekend’s Malcolm X day celebration and a dance festival in Inwood.

Former workers at Babi Nail Salons earned a small victory when a jury decided that their employer was guilty of labor violations. (Photo by  Ross Barkan/Queens Tribune)

The Real Price of That Bargain Mani-Pedi

Business, Labor April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

A cheap manicure and pedicure is considered an entitlement of city life by many New Yorkers. But trouble has been brewing in the city’s nail salon industry, where workers say they’re underpaid, abused and exploited.

Piñata-Makers Sue for Labor Violations

Piñata-Makers Sue for Labor Violations

In the News, Labor, Latino, Mexican March 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Three Mexican immigrants filed a federal lawsuit in New York against their employer, which produces piñatas, in which they allege abuse, exploitation and dangerous working conditions.