NYC: Major Protest Against Police Abuses at City Hall

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton

Hundreds of New Yorkers from across NYC to Descend on City Hall to Demand Police Reforms at Rally.

Families and New Yorkers impacted by police abuses/brutality, artists and elected officials to call for City Council action to pass Right to Know Act reforms.

Rally will highlight that the de Blasio and Bratton “community policing” and training approach don’t address the need for police accountability and transparency.

WHAT: Rally to demand police reforms, City Council pass the Right to Know Act.

WHEN: Thursday, April 21 at Noon.

WHERE: Outside City Hall on the Broadway side, Lower Manhattan.

PARTICIPANTS
Constance Malcolm (Mother of Ramarley Graham killed inside his home by NYPD officer in 2012).

Iris Baez (Mother of Anthony Baez. Killed by NYPD officer in 1994).

Hawa Bah (Mother of Mohammed Bah killed by NYPD officers in 2012).

Council Members Reynoso, Torres, Lander, Williams, Chin, Cornegy, Rosenthal

Kyle Bragg, Secretary-Treasurer of 32BJ SEIU

Linda Sarsour, executive director of Arab American Association of New York

Jasiri X

Peace Poets

LaLa Zannell, NYC Anti-Violence Project

Leroy Gadsen, Criminal Justice Chair of NAACP NYS Conference

Jazmine Outlaw, Rockaway Youth Task Force

Kirsten John Foy, Northeast Regional Director of National Action Network

Communities United for Police Reform

Make the Road New York

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

NYCLU

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

NY Communities for Change

Bronx Defenders

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Black Youth Project 100

Citizen Action of New York

Million Hoodies

VOCAL-NY

Youth Represent

Dozens of organizations from across NYC

New Yorkers and community members

A few weeks ago, a postal worker was subjected to police abuse and arrest while in uniform delivering to his mail route, but was never told why he was stopped by officers in the first place.

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board has highlighted NYPD officers’ unlawful searches of civilians as a continuing problem of concern.

Diverse communities throughout New York City have been calling for the City Council to pass the Right to Know Act for months as a way to help bring accountability and transparency to civilians’ most common interactions with NYPD officers. The legislative package would help to end police abuses in these daily encounters, and protect New Yorkers against unconstitutional searches. The Right to Know Act has the support of a majority of New York City Council members and New Yorkers from communities across the city that are impacted by abusive policing. With the votes to pass and need demonstrated, New Yorkers are demanding action by the NYC Council.

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