MRNY members march on Democracy Day.
Make the Road New York is excited to announce that our 4th Annual Democracy Day is fast approaching! On October 12, 1,500 MRNY members, allies and elected officials will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to bring our agenda to City Hall. Led by MRNY’s youth members, this year’s Democracy Day marks the launch of our comprehensive Campaign for Fair and Just Policing, to ensure justice for New York City’s immigrants, workers, seniors, youth and LGBTQ community.
Last year, police officers in New York City stopped, questioned and frisked more than 500,000 people, but only 4-6 percent of those stop-and-frisks resulted in arrest. Black and Latino New Yorkers were nine times more likely than whites to be stopped.
The Campaign for Fair and Just Policing confronts what we know to be a xenophobic and dangerous model of policing that fails to sufficiently address crime in our neighborhoods and destroys needed trust between community residents and police officers.
Officers should not be pressured to meet quotas for summonses and arrests when that pressure results in unfair racial profiling and harassment of community members. The NYPD’s focus on using stop-and-frisk as an enforcement tool also creates a miserable work environment for police officers who have their communities’ best interests at heart.
Join us to promote fair and just policing and demand equitable treatment for NYC’s targets of racial profiling!
Wednesday, October 12, 2010
10:30 AM – Meet at Cadman Plaza for march across the Brooklyn Bridge
12:00 PM – Rally in front of 250 Broadway, next to City Hall Park
Buses to Cadman Plaza will leave from each MRNY office at 9am. If you would like to ride with us, please contact your closest MRNY office:
Staten Island: 718.727.1222