Molly Biklen Raises Concerns over N.Y.P.D. Response to Recent Protest

Molly Biklen (’06), Associate Legal Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, was quoted in The New York Times discussing the N.Y.P.D.’s protest response following a federal settlement mandating a tiered system of de-escalation (“Brooklyn Protest Raises Doubts About N.Y.P.D. Commitment to New Tactics,” May 20). Molly questioned the N.Y.P.D.’s ability to shift to a de-escalation approach, stating: The “aggressive response … reflected the default playbook of force and escalation that we have seen too frequently in the past.”