Communities United for Police Reform is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Community Safety for the 2013 race for New York City Mayor on Thursday May 9, 2013, 5-7pm (doors open at 4pm) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. With the question of "What will NYC's Next Mayor Do to Ensure that ALL New Yorkers are Safe", the Candidates Forum is co-sponsored by New York Amsterdam News, Gay City News, and GlobalGrind.com.
Communities United for Police Reform released a statement in response to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s announcement on April 24, 2013 that she will not support an amended version of the anti-profiling bill – Intro 800 – of the Community Safety Act pending in the City Council. For the complete statement, click here.
The first week of the historic Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk trial included an appearance and words from Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Communities United for Police Reform rally and press conference on the opening day (March 18). Speaking on the movement to change the NYPD and its abusive and discriminatory stop-and-frisk practices, Rev.