Public Advocate: NYPD Policing of Post-Election Protests “Overly Aggressive”

Last night, we saw videos of the NYPD appearing overly aggressive in the way it polices certain protests
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New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams released the following statement Thursday regarding the NYPD's policing of election related protests:

"Last night, we saw videos of the NYPD appearing overly aggressive in the way it polices certain protests - particularly through kettling and dozens of arrests. These early enforcement actions seemed intended to suppress, rather than ensure that non-violent protest happens safely. The context of a contentious election and the disparate response to recent protests for other causes are reasons for even greater scrutiny and deeper concern. I was not present last night, but over the summer I personally witnessed extreme aggression by police that was excused and dismissed by the department and the Mayor.

"After a summer of sustained protest, the administration and NYPD could have honestly acknowledged their failures in policing protests, and acted in good faith to try to correct the disparate precedent set. Sadly, that did not occur, and the Mayor still refuses to admit to the reality of the aggression that the public has seen and experienced. What we're witnessing now are the disturbing results of the administration's opportunity missed, obligation ignored and inability to provide the leadership needed at this moment."

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