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New York City to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses - The New York Times

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused its Police Department of issuing hundreds of thousands of criminal summonses that were later found to be without legal justification


Bringing a Sorry Chapter in Policing to an End - The New York Times

Under the settlement in the case of Stinson v. City of New York, the city agreed to pay up to $75 million to resolve a federal class-action lawsuit that accused it of issuing hundreds of thousands of criminal summonses without legal justification.


City Agrees To Pay $56.5 Million To People Written Bogus Tickets By The NYPD - Gothamist

New York City has agreed to pay out as much as $75 million in taxpayer money to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit regarding hundreds of thousands of bogus summonses that lawyers alleged were the product of the NYPD's quota system.


To Curb Suits, City Now Opts to Fight Them - The New York Times

The Bloomberg administration has embarked on an aggressive legal strategy intended to curtail the rising number of federal civil-rights lawsuits filed against New York. Instead of offering small settlements to avoid trial, the city started to identify weaker cases and has been contesting them in court, pushing many to trial.


Minorities face disproportionate ‘Broken Windows’ enforcement everywhere — especially in predominately white neighborhoods - New York Daily News

A Daily News analysis finds blacks and Hispanics are far more likely to be ticketed in low-crime, primarily white neighborhoods, with 32 of the city's 75 police precincts showing a disparity of 20 percentage points or greater.


Marijuana Legalization: Civil Rights Attorneys Say New York City's New Weed Summons Policy Lacks Balance - Latin Post

Civil rights attorney Joshua Fitch said that the courts are handling cases "on an assembly line basis... one right after the other -- with almost no consideration. And that is not to speak of the attorney, it is just to speak of the process itself."


Daily News analysis finds racial disparities in summonses for minor violations in 'broken windows' policing - New York Daily News

Summonses for petty infractions are an element of 'broken windows' policing — and roughly 81% of the 7.3 million people hit with violations between 2001 and 2013 were black and Hispanic.


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