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Village Voice: “The NYPD’s Poor Judgement With the Mentally Ill”, Family of Shereese Francis Represented by Rankin & Taylor

Nick Pinto of the Village Voice writes in “The NYPD’s Poor Judgement With the Mentally Ill“: On the evening of March 15, Shauna Francis called 311 looking for some information. She wanted to call an ambulance for her 30-year-old sister, Shereese, but wasn’t impressed by the quality of care at Queens General, the nearest hospital. Shauna wanted to know if she could ask […]

Rankin & Taylor Client Robert Bell Sues for Right to Salute Police Officers with His Middle Finger

Rankin & Taylor client Robert Bell does not like the police, and now he has a federal lawsuit to vindicate his right to say so. When Bell saw three NYPD officers walk past him last August, he saluted them with his middle finger. A fourth officer saw Bell’s gesture and placed him under arrest. Bell was taken to […]

Paula Segal, Law Clerk, Featured in the NY Times for Her Work with 596 Acres

Paula Segal, Law Clerk, Featured in the NY Times for Her Work with 596 Acres

“THE city of New York owns thousands of slivers of unused land, and about a year ago, a group of Brooklyn gardeners had an idea: identify all the vacant lots in the borough, then help neighborhood residents take them over. They built an online map, then a mobile app, with information about the plots, including […]

The Search for Justice and Accountability from NYPD on CNN

Please click through to see a clip of Rankin & Taylor attorney Steve Vaccaro speaking with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta about NYPD’s inadequate investigations of pedestrian and bicycle crashes. “Injured Bicycles Call for Action” – via CNN The above clip will air as part of a CNN broadcast this Saturday and Sunday (4/21, 4/22) starting at 7:30am. […]

Family of Mathieu Lefevre Sues NYPD for Withholding Crash Information (Streetsblog)

Rankin & Taylor attorney Steve Vaccaro has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for refusing to release information under New York’s Freedom of Information Law Family of Mathieu Lefevre Sues NYPD for Withholding Crash Information Streetsblog.org                                                                                                                        January 2, 2012 Brad Aaron The family of Mathieu Lefevre has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for […]

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