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Village Voice: Family Sues to Learn Why Shereese Francis was Suffocated in Her Home by Police

by Nick Pinto. On March 15, Shereese Francis had a fight with her mother and became increasingly emotionally distraught. Francis, 30, lived at home in Queens, wasn’t taking the medication prescribed for her schizophrenia. Her sister called 311, hoping to get Shereese to a hospital. Continue reading at the Village Voice

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. […]

A New Breed of Lawyers Focuses on Bicyclists’ Rights (NY Times)

A New Breed of Lawyers Focuses on Bicyclists’ Rights By: J. David Goodman THE NEW YORK TIMES Christian Hansen for The New York Times One recent day, the lawyers there parsed bike-law issues, like “dooring zones” and when is it legally acceptable to ride outside a designated lane, while downstairs, each of their bikes were […]

Finding Names for Hart Island’s Forgotten (NY Times)

Finding Names for Hart Island’s Forgotten New York Times March 24, 2008 By Cara Buckley The babies’ names are single-spaced, fill hundreds of pages, and seem to share little in common apart from the startling brevity of their owners’ lives. Baby girl Walburton, died Feb. 12, 1990. Age: 9 days. Baby girl Mieses, died March […]