CPR Announcements

In Historic Vote, New York City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto to Enact Broad Reforms of NYPD

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.

CPR Launches #WhereIAmGoing Video Campaign to Raise Awareness, Change Conversation About Stop-and-Frisk

Screenshot of WhereIAmGoing Video Campaign Launch Page

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 policyProduced 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

City Council Passes Key bills of Community Safety Act with Veto-Proof Majorities

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.