SHARPTON TO HOLD VIRTUAL RALLY ON NYPD RACIAL PROFILING IN SOCIAL DISTANCING ARRESTS

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[NAN’s Virtual Live Action Rally\Social Distancing Enforcement]
During NAN’s Virtual Live Action Rally & Broadcast, Rev. Al Sharpton will Call on NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea to issue a Cease and Desist to Officers Practicing Racial Profiling with Social Distancing Enforcement.
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Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a virtual rally broadcast on Sat. May 9 to address the NYPD's disparate social distancing arrests of Blacks.

National civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will call on New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea to explain the disparities around social distancing arrests in New York City in the wake of public reports that illustrates the disproportionate enforcement tactics used in communities of color.

During NAN’s Virtual Live Action Rally and Broadcast, Rev. Sharpton will Call on NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea to issue a cease and desist to officers practicing racial profiling with social distancing enforcement.

Recent data shows that more than two thirds of the arrests in Brooklyn were in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Brownville. According to the data released by the Brooklyn DA’s office, of those arrested, 35 people were Black four were Hispanic and one was white. In non-Black neighborhoods, sunbathers without masks that weren’t practicing social distancing were uninterrupted by the police. Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN convened a mass effort against stop-and-frisk policing in the Bloomberg era and are assessing direct action now in the wake of troubling statistics coming out of the NYPD.

The Virtual Live Saturday action rally and broadcast will start at9 :45 a.m. from the House of Justice (NAN’s headquarters) at 106 West 145th Street (At Malcolm X Blvd.)

Watch live on Facebook @thenationalactionnetwork on NAN’s website www.nationalactionnetwork.net, on Impact Television or listen on WLIB 1190 AM

About National Action Network (NAN)

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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