On Monday September 24, Latino leaders, including Congressional, State and City elected officials, community, labor and faith representatives gathered on the steps of City Hall to demand reform of discriminatory policing practices in New York City including stop and frisk, call for passage of the Community Safety Act package of bills currently before the New York City Council, and encourage New Yorkers to attend the Rally and Advocacy Day for Community Safety on Thursday, September 27.
Want to know more about the Community Safety Act? Watch this short video introduction created by CPR member NYCLU working together with Picture the Homeless, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Streetwise and Safe, and the Muslim American Civil Liberties Union. CPR is holding a rally on September 27 to call for passage of the Community Safety Act. For more info, click here.
Oct 1, 2012 deadline to submit surveys if you have been unjustly stopped by the NYPD since January 2005! The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a member of Communitied United for Police Reform, is currently litigating, along with its co-counsel, a federal class-action lawsuit called Floyd v. City of New York, challenging the New York City Police Department’s illegal stop-and-frisk practices.
On Thursday, September 27 Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) member, supporter and partner organizations will hold an Advocacy Day at City Hall to highlight the harm that stop-and-frisk abuses and related discriminatory policing practices have on communities. We will also be advocating for the passage of the Community Safety Act, a NYC Council legislative package reform package that aims to secure real NYPD accountability and transparency.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following joint statement today with 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
6/13/2012: Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) will be joining Council Members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander and a diverse group of organizations today to announce the introduction of legislation to reform oversight of the NYPD. The landmark legislation would establish independent oversight of the police department by creating an Inspector General for the police department. The Office of the Inspector General would have subpoena power and all authority necessary to conduct reviews of police policies, practices, programs and operations.
If you have ever wondered why the NYPD's stop-and-frisks have caused so much outrage, the New York Times Op Doc film The Scars of Stop-and-Frisk, published on The New York Times' website today, is for you.