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After Panhandler Says Police Harassed Her, a Judge Tells Them to Stop (NY Times)

After Panhandler Says Police Harassed Her, a Judge Tells Them to Stop By: Colin Moynihan The New York Times – August 29, 2011 On Fifth Avenue, somewhere between the University Club and Tiffany, Sojourner Hardeman sat before an empty storefront recently, displaying a cardboard sign that detailed her abilities as a typist and her familiarity […]

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 […]

NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Additional Police Records (NY Law Journal)

NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Additional Police Records Rankin & Taylor attorney Robert Quackenbush was successful in getting this decision from New York Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash ordering the NYPD to produce additional records regarding prior misconduct by the officers involved in assaulting our client Joel Zabala. The New York Law Journal covered the […]

Masseuse arrested in spa raid claims cops made her clean overflowing toilet before dismissing her

Masseuse arrested in spa raid claims cops made her clean overflowing toilet before dismissing her BY John Marzulli DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Originally Published:Friday, June 24th 2011, 4:00 AM Updated: Alex Wilson/Getty – FILE PHOTO A masseuse claims she was forced to clean a toilet and then released without any charges. A masseuse arrested in […]

Bronx man subject to NYPD abuse and humiliation (Daily News)

After receiving humiliating treatment at the hands of the NYPD Shawn Schenck has retained Rankin & Taylor in seeking justice.  The Daily New reports; Cops conducted illegal and humiliating body cavity search on me, Bronx man claims in suit BY Rocco Parascandola DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 4:00 AM A Bronx […]