Communities United for Police reform has launched a petition by hip hop star Talib Kweli calling on Mayor Bloomberg to end his opposition to the Community Safety Act which would create a strong and enforceable ban on racial profiling.
Around 2:22 am, early the morning of Thursday June 27, 2013, the New York City Council took an historic vote, passing key bills of the Community Safety Act, the End Discriminatory Profiling Act (Intro 1080) and the Independent NYPD Oversight Act (Intro 1079) with veto proof majorities of 34 to 17 and 40 to 11 respectively.
The New York City Council will be voting on the Profiling Ban (Intro 1080) and Indepedent Oversight (Intro 1079) bills of the Community Safety Act TONIGHT, June 26, 2013. Join us at 2pm for a rally to tell the Council Why We Need the Community Safety Act.
On Monday, June 24, 2013, New Yorkers from across the five boroughs, representing the breadth of diverse communities of the city, gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on the New York City Council to swiftly pass the Discriminatory Profiling Ban and Independent NYPD Oversight bills of the Community Safety Act.
On Monday, June 24 at 10AM, New Yorkers from across the city will rally on the steps of City Hall to call on the New York City Council to pass key bills of the Community Safety Act, the End NYPD Discriminatory Profiling Act (Intro 1080) and the Independent NYPD Oversight Act (Intro 1079). These bills, introduced in their original version last year, are finally nearing a vote by the full City Council.
The End NYPD Discriminatory Profiling Bill and Independent NYPD Oversight Bill of the Community Safety Act will soon be headed for a vote by the NYC City Council. Take action now to let your council member know the importance of voting YES for these two bills. Call and/or email your council member TODAY!
On May 21, 2013, Rap artist Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, in conjunction with theCenter for Constitutional Rights a member organization of Communities United for Police Reform, released a public service announcement video featuring his song "Don't Tread on Me" and the voices of anonymous police officers as well as affected community members speaking out against the unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices of the NYPD.