National Center for Law and Economic Justice (2019)

As a result of their Barbara McDowell Foundation grant, National Center for Law and Economic Justice brought a class action lawsuit suit to redress and reform unconstitutional police ticketing practices by the Buffalo Police Department which had conducted thousands of “traffic safety” stops at police checkpoints overwhelmingly concentrated in low- income communities of color to generate revenue for the City. 

The litigation continues with wide-based community support seeking to change the Buffalo Police Department’s discriminatory ticketing practices. Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo

“Turning around the Buffalo Police Department is a herculean task, but one we must undertake to advance racial and economic justice in New York,” said Claudia Wilner, Director of Litigation and Advocacy.

Click here to see the original grant, including the six-month and year-end reports