Monthly Archives: September 2016

Airbnb Action Plan to Eliminate Discrimination: A Good First Step in Eliminating Bias in the Sharing Economy

Responding to concerns of discrimination raised by civil rights groups, researchers, and scores of individuals on social media, Airbnb announced today that it would take a number of steps aimed at stamping out discrimination by Airbnb hosts against minority renters. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) is proud to have played a key role

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Three Months After The Orlando Shooting

“As a gay Latino, I was deeply saddened by the massacre that took place in a Latino LGBT space in Orlando” said Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, the executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice to the Rainbow Times. “The bottom line is that we can’t talk about Orlando as an LGBT incident

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Body Cameras Will Help Bring Accountability to Boston Police Department

BODY CAMERAS WILL HELP BRING ACCOUNTABILITY TO BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT Obstructionist Police Union Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed Police departments across the country have begun equipping officers with body cameras, as research shows that their use reduces use-of-force and citizen complaints. At a time of increasing tension between law enforcement and communities of color, a properly-implemented body camera policy helps provide accountability

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