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.
The New York City Council will be voting on the Profiling Ban (Intro 1080) and Indepedent Oversight (Intro 1079) bills of the Community Safety Act TONIGHT, June 26, 2013. Join us at 2pm for a rally to tell the Council Why We Need the Community Safety Act.
On Monday, June 24, 2013, New Yorkers from across the five boroughs, representing the breadth of diverse communities of the city, gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on the New York City Council to swiftly pass the Discriminatory Profiling Ban and Independent NYPD Oversight bills of the Community Safety Act.
On Monday, June 24 at 10AM, New Yorkers from across the city will rally on the steps of City Hall to call on the New York City Council to pass key bills of the Community Safety Act, the End NYPD Discriminatory Profiling Act (Intro 1080) and the Independent NYPD Oversight Act (Intro 1079). These bills, introduced in their original version last year, are finally nearing a vote by the full City Council.