Stop-and-Frisk

Community Groups & New Yorkers Directly Impacted by Abusive Policing File Legal Opposition to de Blasio administration/NYPD’s Body Camera Policy

Groups urge court to intervene, halt body camera pilot program unless major changes are made to dangerous flaws in policy that impair transparency and accountability

Community members were joined by civil rights attorneys for plaintiffs in lawsuit that produced body camera pilot program, who also filed opposition to NYPD policy


Together with community groups representing New Yorkers directly impacted by abusive policing, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) announced the filing of legal opposition to the NYPD’s proposed body camera policy.

CPR Responds to NYPD Body Camera Policy

In response to the NYPD releasing its final body camera policy for approval by the court, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement by spokesperson Mandela Jones.

“The NYPD’s newly released body camera policy fails New Yorkers and police transparency – it won’t help address police brutality, abuses and unjust killings of New Yorkers. Body cameras are no solution or substitute for accountability, but they can enhance transparency – however critical flaws in the policy undermine efforts to hold police accountable for brutality, and instead provide mechanisms to protect abusive officers instead of the public.

Rudy Giuliani: divisive New York past has many in fear of Trump cabinet po

He was hailed as ‘America’s mayor’ after 9/11, but black residents who remember his time in New York believe his record of fueling racial tensions should disqualify him from serving as the US’s top diplomat
11/17/2016
Guardian
Rudy Giuliani may soon be the first western diplomat of the modern era to have stoked a racist police riot. The former New York mayor has shamelessly promoted himself as a key member of the Donald Trump administration first as a potential attorney general, then openly touting himself to become secretary of state. But Giuliani’s one-man campaign is already facing a backlash – including from a Republican senator who said several of his colleagues believe Giuliani is unsuited to a key cabinet position. Black residents who remember his time in New York with dismay believe his divisive record should disqualify him as the US’s chief diplomat.

Community Leaders, Plaintiffs to Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuits Announce Process for Impacted Communities to Formally Participate in Court-Ordered Reform Process That Can Help End NYPD Abuses

Groups clarify that stop-and-frisk abuses have yet to be resolved, and urge New Yorkers most affected by NYPD abuses to engage in ongoing reform process through “Our Communities, Our Solutions” initiative.

As stop-and-frisk/NYPD abuses continue to impact New Yorkers, forums across NYC and online engagement launch to advance lasting solutions from communities through court-ordered reforms

Broken Windows Policing | BK Live

10/07/2016
BRIC TV

The broken windows policing policy came into existence nationwide in the early 80s, with the intent to reduce criminal activity in what were known as "disruptive environments.'

To speak on the dated and problematic nature of the policies are Alex Vitale, a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, Nahal Zamani, Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Anthonine Pierre, Community Organizer at the Brooklyn Movement Center.

Cops & Community: Innovations Around Policing Town Hall | #BHeard

10/06/2016
BRIC TV
The killings of unarmed black civilians by the police have sparked a nationwide conversation around race and police violence. What innovations are underway that can help us think differently about the role of law enforcement in our society? BRIC TV Senior Correspondent Brian Vines moderates a panel of luminaries about ideas around innovations around policing practices in our communities.

State of siege: What Bratton’s legacy looks like to a kid from Flatbush Tweet email

08/09/2016
New York Daily News

Growing up in Flatbush in the 2000s, I fell in love with the vibrancy of my community. I loved the way we gelled together — different cultures, with different layers of broken English sprouting from mouth to mouth, speaker to speaker.

One of the most vivid images I still hold on to, however, is the way police patrolled parties and community gatherings. They looked more like corrections officers walking down aisles of prison blocks than the agents of community safety they professed to be.

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