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Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Addresses the Press During the Abner Louima NYPD Police Torture Proceeding

Category Archives: Civil Rights

End “Stop & Frisk”

Rubenstein marches in a peaceful demonstration to end “stop & frisk” and racial profiling in New York City. He joined civil rights leader  Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, Benjamin Jealous, President of NAACP, as well as labor leader George Gresham, President of local 1199 leading the march.    

Community Service Award to Sanford Rubenstein of Rubenstein & Rynecki

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein was presented with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award at the 17th annual  Caribbean Images TV event on January 20th, 2013. Rubenstein not only led demonstrations for democracy in Haiti, but has also represented Haitians in New York in high profile civil rights cases including Abner Louima, who… Read More »

Army National Guard Sargent Killed By NYPD Detective

NYPD Detective is to meet with presecutors regarding the Queens Grand Jury to be conveined in January 2013 for the death of Noel Polanco. Noel was pulled over on Grand Central Parkway by off-duty detective, Hassam Hamdy. Detective Hamdy claims he ordered Noel to put his hands up, but that he reach down. However, witness Diane… Read More »

NYPD settles for 225G for a broken jaw

  Jessica Williams called an NYPD cop a “rookie” before being arrested. She was stopped on for riding on the side walk and didn’t have her ID with her when asked and after Jessica made the comment that the police officer was only harassing her because he was a rookie, he decided to arrest her…. Read More »

Criminal Wrong—Civil Right: Civil Cause of Action for Criminal Injury

Crime victims suffer from emotional trauma and oftentimes physical injury.  Criminal law empowers state and federal law enforcement to prosecute accused parties for violation of laws of society and seeks to punish those convicted through fines, penalties, and imprisonment. While restitution or victim compensation monies are sometimes available, funds are usually insufficient or uncollectable. A… Read More »

$5.5 Million Dollar Claim For School Beating By Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

Filing of Notice of Claim against the Department of Education for $5.5 Million Dollars in damages on behalf of Kristoff John a 15 year old High School student who was assaulted and beaten by George Westinghouse Career and Technical High School Shop Teacher and Security Dean Stephen Hudson. A shocking video surfaced of a 15… Read More »

$16 Million bully claim filed against New York City, which resulted in the loss of eye sight of a 14 year old boy.

New York junior high school student files a sixteen million dollar claim against the city of New York and the department of education for damages all supervision resulting in him being bullied and assaulted causing him to lose sight in his left eye. On June 5th, Kardin Ulysse was left blind in one eye after two… Read More »

Beauty and “The Beast”: Woman Struck by Chicago Bears Receiver Brandon Marshall

Celebrating her 24th birthday, Christin Myles was enjoying time with friends at the Marquee, a Chelsea nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, March, 11, 2012.  Ms. Myles upon leaving the club, contends that Brandon “The Beast” Marshal punched her in the head without provocation, damaging her eye and effecting her vision — bruising and… Read More »

Excessive Force: $1.2 Million Verdict against New York Police Department

In February 2012, Stephanie Adams, a former Playboy Playmate, was awarded a $1.2 million verdict against the City of New York for excessive force of a police officer. Represented by Rubenstein and Rynecki partner Sanford Rubenstein and trial attorney Nina Neumunz, Ms. Adams was awarded $1.2 million after she suffered permanent neck and back injury… Read More »

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