CPR Statement re: Mayor de Blasio’s Announcement on Re-Entry Services for People Incarcerated
In response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today about increased support for re-entry programs in the city’s correctional facilities, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of Brooklyn Movement Center.
“It’s positive that the mayor is increasing support for re-entry services, but this administration needs to address the front-end, drastic racial disparities in policing that continue to criminalize communities of color. The mayor talks a lot about overall numbers but continues failing to address the racial inequalities of who remains impacted. If you’re not addressing these disparities of who the NYPD targets through broken windows policing and other abusive practices, which bring people into the criminal justice system in the first place, then you’re not really addressing inequality in New York City.”
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect– not discriminatory targeting and harassment.Topics: Broken Windows