En EspaƱol Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Immigration
Type: Press Advisory

More than 1200 Latino and African-American Students and Workers to March over the Brooklyn Bridge Calling for an End to Discriminatory Policing in NYC

WHAT:

The ineffective and costly NYPD tactic of Stop, Question, Frisk has been aggressively expanded in recent years, and communities of color are suffering disrespect, humiliation and other grave consequences as a result. Last year, more than 600,000 New Yorkers were stopped and frisked.

  • Members of Black and Latino communities are 9 times as likely as white people to be stopped and frisked by the NYPD even though they are arrested at the same rates as whites.
  • Fewer than 3% of all stops-and-frisks have yielded weapons or contraband.
  • Discriminatory policing practices have a chilling effect on police-community relations, make community members less likely to report crime, and make many community members feel less safe.

WHO: 

Make the Road New York, NY State’s largest community-based membership organization of more than 10,000 low-income New Yorkers;

Council Member Jumaane Williams,

Numerous other City and State elected officials

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th (Rain or Shine)

 

WHERE: 

10:30 am – Cadman Plaza Park West to march over the Brooklyn Bridge

Noon – Rally at City Hall Park (Broadway and Park Place)

 

Photo Opportunity / Interviews with affected families available

 

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