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We are inspired to be part of a growing movement for justice—where people across the nation are rising up to demand racial justice, police accountability and an end to the systemic violence, abuse and discriminatory harassment of communities of color by law enforcement.

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CPR Campaign Updates: NYers Say: Pass the Right To Know Act & Demand #HandsOffTheHomeless!

The highly publicized NYPD brutality against Black athletes has brought fresh spotlight to hyper-aggressive policing and use of excessive force by our city's police department. But New Yorkers in communities across the city frequently experience this police abuse without the same response from City Hall and 1 Police Plaza. It's a reason we continue our work to make NYC safer by holding police accountable to all New Yorkers and advancing systemic reforms that can help end abusive and discriminatory policing. We are gaining momentum in our fight and remain undeterred by NYPD media announcements that seek to quell demands for real, lasting reforms rather than deliver substantive changes for our communities.

Take Action Today to #changetheNYPD – Campaign Updates from CPR

As the summer months heat up, so is the movement to #changetheNYPD!

Over the past few months, we’ve been organizing throughout New York to take a stand against discriminatory and abusive policing and have been calling on public officials to enact concrete changes that would bring justice, respect and safety to our neighborhoods. With your support, we believe that we can AND WILL bring meaningful, positive change to New York for our communities.

CPR Leaders Present Testimony Calling for the Passage of the Right To Know Act

On Monday, June 29, 2015, Communities United for Police Reform groups and supporting advocates testified before the New York City Council Public Safety Committee to call for the passage of the Right To Know Act, a legislative package that would protect the safety and rights of all New Yorkers and improve communication and accountability in everday interactions between NYPD and New Yorkers.

Nearly 60 Organizations Urge City Council to Drop Proposal for 1,000 New NYPD Officers

A group of nearly 60 organizations that represent diverse communities across New York City sent a letter to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the City Council to oppose their proposal to increase the NYPD headcount, urging that they instead prioritize vital police reforms and funding for unfulfilled community needs.

Protect Yourself & Your Community: Watch the Cops

This week, we learned of the tragic and unjust police killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed 50-year-old Black man in North Charleston, SC. The incident has gained national attention, and the police officer who killed Walter Scott has been fired and charged with murder, in large part because a bystander pulled out their cell phone and started filming. Today, there is a growing #CopWatch movement of individuals and groups who are exercising their right to observe and document police activity.

From City Hall to Albany: We're Working To #ChangetheNYPD!

Communities United for Police Reform is in full swing! From our communities to City Hall to the state capital to the Oval Office in Washington, DC—CPR leaders are delivering powerful demands for police accountability and transparency, as well as an end to discriminatory and abusive policing. This month, we have been advocating for city and state action that would help begin to bring justice and safety to communities impacted by discriminatory policing and police violence.