Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Librado Romero/The New York Times

Members of the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican militant group, marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York in 1970.

A judge has been asked to order the New York Police Department to find and turn over documents on the Puerto Rican militant group Young Lords to a Baruch professor.


Some of the documents Prof. Fernandez has been able to acquire on the Young Lords. 
  Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times

The Police Department’s failure to produce documents that once existed has prompted questions about how certain municipal records are maintained. It has also raised the issue, still relevant in light of recent disclosures of police monitoring of Muslims and political activists, of how and when surveillance records are made available to the public.

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