On Monday, March 18, 2013, the historic class action lawsuit, Floyd, et al. vs City of New York, et al. will head to federal court and the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policies will finally be put on trial. For more information about community events happening during the trial, please visit our Floyd page.
In January 2013, CPR launched the first Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to build the capacity of directly affected communities to hold the NYPD accountable. The LDI trained almost 30 individual members from nine organizations to conduct Know Your Rights workshops in their communities. Knowing our rights is the first step in protecting ourselves from discriminatory and abusive policing.
It is a simple concept: We are all New Yorkers and, as such, we all deserve to be equally respected by authorities.
It is a simple concept, yet those who are supposed to “protect and serve” every city resident have had a very tough time grasping it.
The increasing number of New Yorkers who oppose stop-and-frisk — and its obstinate defense by Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly — is the most blatant example of this disconnect.