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New York Times Reports on New York’s Sealed Record Law

The New York Times published an in depth feature on New York’s recent sealed record law, which allows individuals to seal Felony convictions for the first time in New York State. The article states that as of May 2018, only 346 individuals have had their records sealed statewide. The article details the obstacles many applicants…

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Assailant in Gazi Rahman Case Convicted

CONVICTION ACHIEVED IN BIAS RELATED ASSAULT Christopher Porr, who was caught on video assaulting Gazi Rahman without provocation in Jamaica, Queens, and accused of shouting racial epithets during the assault, plead guilty to Assault in the 3rd Degree today in Queens County Criminal Court. Mr. Porr plead guilty to Assault in the 3rd Degree, a…

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Improper District Attorney Subpoena Quashed

Brooklyn DA’s Improper Use of Subpoenas Called COERCIVE by Judge A decision by Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Donald Leo was handed down today in Kings County Criminal Court, declaring the Brooklyn District Attorney’s improper use of witness Subpoenas coercive. The decision reaffirms that a witness Subpoena—unlike a Subpoena for documents and records—can only be used…

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Community Leaders Call on Queens District Attorney To Prosecute Hate Crime

Gazi Rahman, a Bangladeshi immigrant and resident of Jamaica, Queens, was viciously assaulted by a random stranger later identified as Christopher Porr. The assault occurred on Hillside Avenue near Parsons Blvd., in Jamaica. Mr. Rahman was subject to racial epithets about his perceived ethnicity during the assault. Mr. Rahman was wrongfully arrested at the scene…

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