AABANY Joins Diverse Bar Associations’ Press Release in Support of Judge LaPorte
On December 20, AABANY joined with other diverse bar associations in New York City in a press release responding to public statements made about Hon. Evelyn LaPorte. Judge LaPorte was criticized for her handling of the arraignment of Lamont Pride in November 2011. Pride was later arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.
The other bar associations that signed on to the press release are: Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association and Association of Black Women Attorneys. New York State Senator Eric Adams, of the 20th Senatorial District, in Brooklyn, NY also signed on to the press release.
The full text of the press release can be found by following the link in the title.