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The lawyer for the family of an autistic teenager who died after disappearing from his New York City school will also work with the family of an autistic student who die … Full Article

After 28 years, wronged criminal defendant ponders civil suit

David McCallum spent close to three decades behind bars accused of a robbery, kidnapping and murder he did not commit. … Full Article

Local Politicians want harsher charges in anti-Israel protest assault at arena

Local officials are pleased after the police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack, but also concerned over the failure to charge the suspect with a hate crime. … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Wrongfully convicted defendant David McCallum wants ‘fair opportunity’

After one full day of freedom, David McCallum looks forward to more than just settling in to life on the outside. On Wednesday, Oct. … Full Article

Police Lt. faces jail in NYPD ticket-fixing case

NEW YORK (AP) — A police lieutenant was convicted Wednesday of leaking information about a ticket-fixing investigation that embarrassed the New York Police Department. … Full Article

Noted Brooklyn College Grad, Lawyer Passes Away

Frank P. Grad, a pioneering public and environmental law scholar who was called upon by New York City mayors and members of Congress for his expertise in legislation on issues ranging from air pollution to the Human Genome Project, died Oct. 14. He was 90. … Full Article

More wrongfully convicted Brooklyn defendants released after decades in prison

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced the release of yet another wrongly convicted defendant on Wednesday — a statement that is becoming all too familiar. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA: Man accused of impersonating police

Authorities say an ex-convict who appears to be a rabbi is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer. NBC New York says Avroham Gross, formerly known as Latin Kings member Roberto Eddy Santos, faces dozens of charges. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA Thompson: Nix convictions in '85 killing

They were 16 when they confessed to kidnapping and killing a stranger and taking a joyride in his car. They quickly recanted but were convicted of murder. … Full Article

U.S. panel to hear appeal on NY stop and frisk case

The city's police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights. … Full Article

Many hoping Justice Barry Kamins will return to law practice on Court Street

Justice Barry Kamins, one of the most respected jurists in the state, will be retiring on Dec. 1. Many in the Kings legal community — including this writer — are hoping that he will return to private practice, right here on Court Street. … Full Article

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