Stop and frisk victims shouldn’t get angry, they should get even at the ballot box, according to a new coalition of police reform advocates [including advocates from Make the Road New York].
The group – dubbed Communities United for Police Reform – is trying to make sure anyone impacted by the controversial NYPD tactic votes in the upcoming mayoral race.
It launched its campaign on Monday on the steps of City Hall, vowing to mobilize the hundreds of thousands of people who were stopped and frisked into a voting block.
“We will be working to ensure New Yorkers impacted by these dangerously counterproductive policies know the positions of the candidates and make their voices heard on the critical issues of safety and discriminatory policing,” said Jose Lopez of CPR.
The group insists it won’t back a candidate, but seek to educate the public on candidates’ positions on the practice.
“All we can do is get them to do their research,” said Lopez.
All of the Democratic hopefuls for Mayor have called for reforming stop and frisk, but only City Comptroller John Liu has said he would abolish the practice.