Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is joining the NAACP, National Action Network, 1199 SEIU and over 200 other community, labor and faith organizations on Father's Day, to march down 5th Avenue and call for an end to racial profiling and the massive expansion of stop-and-frisk abuses by the NYPD. Join tens of thousands of New Yorkers, as we shine a national spotlight on NYPD discriminatory policies and practices, like stop-and-frisk abuses.
The march will begin at 3pm. March with CPR's contingent (of more than 20 organizations) by coming to find us before 2:30pm (we'll start gathering there as early as 1pm). Come join us as we line up in "Assembly Area #1", by entering at 110th Street, west of 5th Avenue.
This is a silent march, with our silence being used to show the serious human rights and civil rights crisis of stop-and-frisk abuses and racial profiling in NYC today. For more information about why this is a silent march, and the history behind it, please visit: www.silentmarchnyc.org
Why we're marching
The massive expansion of stop-and-frisk by the NYPD is racially discriminatory, ineffective and out of control.
In 2011, the NYPD made over 685,724 stops of New Yorkers. This represents a 14% increase over 2012, and more than 600% increase since 2002, Bloomberg's first year in office!
The NYPD's stop-and-frisk abuses are racially discriminatory
- In 2011 there were more stops of young Black and Latino men (168,126 of those ages 14-24 years old) than the number of young Black and Latino men who live in New York City (158,406).
- Black and Latina/o New Yorkers are more likely to be frisked than white New Yorkers, and less likely to be found with a weapon.
The NYPD's stop-and-frisk abuses are ineffective and don't promote public safety
- In 2011, close to 90% of stops resulted in no arrest or summons.
- 99.9% of stops do not produce guns.
The NYPD's stop-and-frisk abuses and racial profiling are unacceptable. As New Yorkers, we know we can do better. Join us on Father's Day to call for an end to racial profiling and stop-and-frisk abuses!