In the fourth part of a series on the Bronx’s Court System, The New York Times focuses on stop-and-frisk misdemeanor cases. The article quotes a recent law review article by Professor Steven Zeidman, who wrote “the city’s Criminal Courts had displayed ‘invisibility and willful irrelevance’ in the stop-and-frisk debate.”
Zeidman is a professor and director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at CUNY Law. He advocates on behalf of indigent defendants in many venues, including as a member of the Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Prisoners’ Legal Services and has also served on several statewide commissions, including the Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services and the Jury Project.
On April 18th, Prof. Zeidman took part in a press conference outside the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan where the Floyd v City of New York stop-and-frisk trial is being heard. Prof. Zeidman’s remarks begin at the 9:20 mark.