On Thursday, August 22, 2013, just a week after a Federal court found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional and days before the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s vetoes to enact the Community Safety Act bills that will strengthen and expand the ban on racial and other discriminatory profiling and establish independent oversight of the NYPD.
On Thursday, June 24 at 12 NOON, New Yorkers from across the city will rally on the steps of City Hall to call on the New
On August 12, Judge Schira Scheindlin issued a ruling deeming NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional.
On June 30, Communities United For Police Reform (CPR) launched a new video series to highlight the negative impact of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. Produced by Firelight Films, the short documentaries tell the stories of ordinary New Yorkers – a police officer, a mother, a clergyman and a young person – and how they and their neighborhoods have bee
Communities United for Police reform has launched a petition by hip hop star Talib Kweli calling on Mayor Bloomberg to end his opposition to the Community Safety Act which would create a strong and enforceable ban on racial profiling.
Around 2:22 am, early the morning of Thursday June 27, 2013, the New York City Council took an historic vote, passing key bills of the Community Safety Act, the End Discriminatory Profiling Act (Intro 1080) and the Independent NYPD Oversight Act (Intro 1079) with veto proof majorities of 34 to 17 and 40 to 11 respectively.