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CPR Statement Re: Governor Cuomo addressing stop-and-frisk in his State of the State address

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address discussing stop-and-frisk.

“We are pleased Governor Cuomo recognizes the significant problems the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk has created for New Yorkers and applaud his commitment to address the racial disparity of low-level marijuana arrests. We look forward to supporting the efforts of the governor, legislators and advocates to achieve this reform, and also look forward to working with him to address other discriminatory policing practices that have continued under Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly, affecting the lives of millions of New Yorkers.”

About Communities United for Police Reform

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect– not discriminatory targeting and harassment.

CPR brings together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. The partners in this campaign come from all 5 boroughs, from all walks of life and represent many of those unfairly targeted the most by the NYPD. CPR is fighting for reforms that will promote community safety while ensuring that the NYPD protects and serves all New Yorkers.

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