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CPR Files Amicus Briefs in Support of City Council Defense of Profiling Ban of Community Safety Act

On January 10, 2014, Communities United For Police Reform and members of the Community Safety Act Coalition gathered on the steps of City Hall to denounce the police union and the former Mayor's efforts to overturn the Dscriminatory Profiling Ban of the Community Safety Act and announced the filing o

CPR Priorities for First 100 Days of the de Blasio Administration

December 16, 2013 - Two weeks before a new administration takes power in City Hall for the the first time in 12 years, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released a report on how Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio can fulfill his campaign promise to change the direction of public safety policy in New York City to prioritize the safety and freedoms of all New Yorkers.

New Yorkers Rally to Call on Mayor Bloomberg to Drop Stop-and-Frisk Appeal, Let Reforms Proceed

November 6, 2013 Drop the Appeal Rally & Press ConferenceOn Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the day after the general election, in which New Yorkers voted for a dramatic change in the leadership and direction of New York City, communities, advocates, and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bloomberg to end his pointless and damaging appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms mandated this August by a Federal court.

Second Circuit Court Grants Stay on Stop-and-Frisk Ruling, Removes Judge from Case

On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted the City Administration's request for a stay on the stop-and-frisk remedies mandated by the Federal District Court. The panel of three judges issued a two-page order, also removing the presiding Judge Shira Scheindlin from the case. The panel of three judges did not opine on the merits of the case, which will be heard in appeals trial scheduled for 2014.

In Historic Vote, New York City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto to Enact Broad Reforms of NYPD

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, just a week after a Federal court found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional and days before the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s vetoes to enact the Community Safety Act bills that will strengthen and expand the ban on racial and other discriminatory profiling and establish independent oversight of the NYPD.

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