6/13/2012: Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) will be joining Council Members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander and a diverse group of organizations today to announce the introduction of legislation to reform oversight of the NYPD. The landmark legislation would establish independent oversight of the police department by creating an Inspector General for the police department. The Office of the Inspector General would have subpoena power and all authority necessary to conduct reviews of police policies, practices, programs and operations.
If you have ever wondered why the NYPD's stop-and-frisks have caused so much outrage, the New York Times Op Doc film The Scars of Stop-and-Frisk, published on The New York Times' website today, is for you.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is joining the NAACP, National Action Network, 1199 SEIU and over 200 other community, labor and faith organizations on Father's Day, to march down 5th Avenue and call for an end to racial profiling and the massive expansion of stop-and-frisk abuses by the NYPD. Join tens of thousands of New Yorkers, as we shine a national spotlight on NYPD discriminatory policies and practices, like stop-and-frisk abuses.
Communities united for Police Reform joined City Council members, civil rights leaders and faith leaders at a press conference on Thursday March 15th, to call for transparency from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly at the city council's annual budget hearing.
Communities United for Police Reform will be launching our campaign with events around New York City, taking our message to City Hall, and to the communities most intensely targeted by these profoundly unfair policing practices. All listed events are free, some have pre-registration or other specific requirements. For general information about the week: justice [at] changethenypd.org
In late December, the New York Times featured the story of Nicholas Peart, in a Sunday Review article called “Young, Black and Frisked by the NYPD.” Read about Nicholas’ experience here.