Women’s Rights in the Workplace – 10.13.15

Join Jack and Deborah and NYC-based civil rights attorney Phil Hines, Esq., a partner in the firm Held & Hines, LLP, where Phil concentrates his practice on civil police misconduct, correctional officer misconduct, false arrest, excessive force and malicious prosecution cases. In short, Phil represents the most vulnerable folks among us, such as his diabetic client who was incarcerated at Rikers Island for failing to make a child support payment, then denied essential medical care and his insulin pump, and ultimately hospitalized with permanent injuries.
Phil also represents transgender inmates who are sexually assaulted by correction officers or other inmates, in difficult lawsuits against the city or state. Learn the important filing deadlines and what to do if it happens to you.


John Whitehead – Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly. The odds weren’t in Walter L. Scott’s favor. Reportedly pulled over for a …


In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much – John Whitehead

Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.–Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) If you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office …