Neda Toloui-Semnani

Black Lives Matter

Trump’s Justice Department Is Targeting Black Lives Matter Demonstrators as Domestic Terrorists

Attorney General Bill Barr is targeting protesters with harsh, federal prosecutions for civil disturbances that potentially carry decades in prison.
Carter Sherman
Neda Toloui-Semnani
7.1.20
PROTESTS

The 2 Lawyers Accused of Firebombing an NYPD Car Just Got Out on Bail

Besides explosives and arson charges, the government tacked on another charge that Rahman’s lawyer said is usually seen in cases of gang violence or terrorism.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Carter Sherman
7.1.20
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% were 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

The NYPD Crackdown on Protesters Is Creating the Perfect Breeding Ground for Coronavirus

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 — and 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
4.4.20
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 mortality.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Trey Strange
Gabrielle Caplan
3.20.20
Gender dysphoria

South Dakota Republicans Want to Send Doctors to Jail for Treating Trans Kids

“The procedures listed in the bill are not health care but criminal acts against vulnerable children,” said the bill's sponsor.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
1.27.20