Neda Toloui-Semnani

immigration

5 Women Recount Unwanted or Confusing Gynecological Surgeries in ICE Custody

"We are not an experiment."
Greg Walters
Carter Sherman
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Emily Green
9.22.20
Civil Rights

Black and Brown Protesters in New York Were Jailed Longer and Punished More Harshly Than White, Data Indicates

Of 72 "protest-related" arraignments handled by New York County Defender Services, just 5% where white people.
Carter Sherman
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Joe Hill
6.17.20
police brutality

New York Protesters Won’t Be Silenced by Curfew

"You know that you’re going to have their ear for a second and you know you’re going to finally be able to get a message across.”
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Scott Mulligan
Caroline Pahl
Meena Duerson
Joe Hill
6.5.20
george floyd

NYPD Is Taking Protesters’ Masks and Putting Them at Risk of Coronavirus in Custody

Protesters are being held as long as 50 hours with no protective gear or ability to socially distance from other protesters in custody — or cops.
Carter Sherman
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Joe Hill
6.5.20
george floyd

Protesters Facing Felony Charges in New York Could Wait Days in Rikers Before Their Hearings

Rikers has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in the city.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Carter Sherman
Joe Hill
5.31.20
george floyd

NYC Mayor Blames Protesters for Cops Who Drove SUVs Through a Crowd of People

“It’s inappropriate for protesters to surround a police vehicle and threaten police officers. That’s wrong on its face.”
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Carter Sherman
5.31.20
george floyd

‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot:’ Brooklyn Erupts In Violence During a Second Night of Protests

Tensions erupted as people threw bottles, set off fireworks, vandalized police vehicles — even set a van on fire — while the NYPD used mace and attacked demonstrators with clubs.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
5.30.20
Coronavirus

Why Grief Will Help Us Survive Coronavirus

“Anxiety is something that's talked a lot about, but I don't think that grief is talked a lot.”
Cait Bladt
Neda Toloui-Semnani
4.6.20
Coronavirus

Coronavirus Quarantine Is Hell for People With Anxiety Disorders: ‘I Couldn't Stop Clicking On Everything’

Everything becomes a stresser: fear of spreading the illness, standing in grocery store lines, and grappling with their own morality.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Trey Strange
3.20.20