Counter Recruiting Victory
NYPD Rescinds Policy Barring 1st Amendment
Activity in Front of Schools
From Open Newswire
March 30, 2005
The New York City Police Department has agreed to rescind a policy by which it was prohibiting all First Amendment activity on public sidewalks in front of schools. The NYCLU brought the case on behalf of the Ya-Ya Network in October 2003 after students working with the group were threatened with arrest outside of schools for handing out literature informing students of their rights to keep personal information from military recruiters and of the risks of relying on promises made by recruiters.