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ProPublica, in partnership with 38 other news organizations and civil rights groups (including The Guardian, WNYC, and PBS NewsHour, to name just few), recently launched Documenting Hate, a project that collects stories of hate crimes and bias incidents. As the project notes, there is currently “no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of this violence.” Individuals who have experienced or witnessed hate or bias are invited to share their experiences via the Tell Your Story section of this website. Visitors are prompted to answer a variety of questions about the incident, including the type of incident, where the incident occurred, and why the victim(s) were targeted. While visitors must provide a name and contact information to complete this form, the project notes that it “will not share your name and contact information with anybody outside our coalition (of newsrooms) without your permission.” Meanwhile, reporters may gain access to data and story leads by providing their information on the Get Involved page. There is also a well-developed Resource page for those who have experienced hate crimes and bias incidents. [MMB]
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By William Vogeler, Esq. on April 14, 2017 6:00 AM
Lawyers, equipped with mobile devices to draft legal documents and email them, are meeting with clients at coffee shops across the country. This phenomenon is nothing new, at this point. But we’re repeating the story because attorneys are still using public Wi-Fi networks, despite the potential legal and ethical liabilities.
Updated: Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam of the New York Court of Appeals was found dead Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River after her husband had reported her missing.
Abdus-Salaam, 65, was the first female Muslim judge in the United States and the first female African-American to serve on New York’s top court, the New York Times reports. Several other publications have stories, including the Washington Post, the New York Daily News and the New York Law Journal(sub. req.).
Police reported no signs of trauma on the judge’s body and are treating the death as a suicide, according to the Times. The investigation was continuing, however.