NY AG Investigating NYPD for Discrimination in Fare Evasion Cases

New York Attorney General Letitia Jones has announced an investigation into the New York Police Department (NYPD) for alleged discrimination against people of color, targeting them for subway fare evasion. The investigation comes after several videos spread on social media showing NYPD officers engaging in aggressive tactics to arrest turnstile jumpers, sparking public outrage. The NYPD, for its part, denies any wrongdoing, stating it is merely attempting to protect New Yorkers, regardless of their race. Continue reading “NY AG Investigating NYPD for Discrimination in Fare Evasion Cases”

Court Finds Landlord Liable for Failing to Address Racial Harassment of Tenant

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision regarding racial harassment occurring at a Kings Park apartment complex. The Plaintiff, Donahue Francis, was subjected to a continuous campaign of racial harassment, abuse, and threats from his next-door neighbor. The conduct included derogatory language, death threats, and harassing conduct such as attempting to photograph the interior of Francis’ apartment. The conduct continued and Francis contacted the Suffolk County Police out of fear for his life. The Suffolk County Police contacted the apartment complex, Kings Park Manor (KPM), and informed the complex about the neighbor’s activity. KPM did nothing in response to the call from the Suffolk County Police, so Francis wrote them a letter directly.
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