NYPD: Stop Evicting Families
Huffington Post
April 20, 2016

“The Movement for Black Lives has, among many things, created a renewed sense of urgency for policy makers to address our broken criminal justice system. Decades of discriminatory policing, criminalization of low-income communities, record levels of incarceration, and unequal access to attorneys are finally getting the attention they deserve. This increased scrutiny may — though it remains largely to be seen — jumpstart much-needed reform. Less talked about, however, is how the criminalization of communities of color has found its way into the civil courts. A recent investigation by ProPublica and The Daily News exposed one particularly egregious example: the use of obscure laws to facilitate the eviction of families from their homes without basic fairness or due process.”

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