New York Civil Liberties Union

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, we are a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with eight chapters and regional offices and nearly 50,000 members across the state.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Health Care Transparency Will Help Address Overincarceration and Violence at Rikers, According to NYCLU Testimony
Regular reporting on the physical and mental health of people incarcerated on Rikers Island and the provision of care prisoners there receive will take New York City a step closer toward addressing the violence that plagues the jail, according to testimony to be delivered today before the New York...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Community Input into Policing is Necessary for Public Safety
At a New York City Council hearing today, the New York Civil Liberties Union will testify endorsing community policing, a policing model that would entail greater community involvement and oversight of NYPD practices. “New York City can’t afford to stand by as NYPD practices create distrust between...
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