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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


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.


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)



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