FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 18, 2014
Contact: Mandela Jones, 646.200.5316, mandela [at] berlinrosen.com
May 28, 2014 - In 2012, community-based, legal, policy advocacy groups and researchers in New York City came together in an unprecedented multi-strategy effort to end discriminatory and abusive policing in New York City.
On January 10, 2014, Communities United For Police Reform and members of the Community Safety Act Coalition gathered on the steps of City Hall to denounce the police union and the former Mayor's efforts to overturn the Discriminatory Profiling Ban of the Community Safety Act and announced the filing
December 16, 2013 - Two weeks before a new administration takes power in City Hall for the the first time in 12 years, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released a report on how Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio can fulfill his campaign promise to change the direction of public safety policy in New York City to prioritize the safety and freedoms of all New Yorkers.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the day after the general election, in which New Yorkers voted for a dramatic change in the leadership and direction of New York City, communities, advocates, and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bloomberg to end his pointless and damaging appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms mandated this August by a Federal court.
On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted the City Administration's request for a stay on the stop-and-frisk remedies mandated by the Federal District Court. The panel of three judges issued a two-page order, also removing the presiding Judge Shira Scheindlin from the case. The panel of three judges did not opine on the merits of the case, which will be heard in appeals trial scheduled for 2014.
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Communities United for Police Reform released in both English and Spanish the third video in the #WhereIAmGoing video series, which highlights the human impact of the NYPD’s discriminatory and abusive stop-and-frisk policies.