Statement: CPR Responds to Mayor Adams’ Budget
Today, the Communities United for Police Reform released their official statement on Mayor Eric Adams’ Budget by Keli Young (she/her), spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform:
“Budgets are moral documents, and the Mayor’s budget released yesterday reflects that the city values policing and criminalization over solutions that will actually improve the lives of New Yorkers across the city, especially Black, Latinx and other communities of color. These communities have been the most devastated by disinvestment and need solutions which address long-term public safety and health,” said Keli Young (she/her), spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform. “Expanding the already-bloated NYPD budget and doubling down on policing practices that have for decades failed our communities will only result in increased risks of profiling, surveillance, and police violence for thousands of New Yorkers. The safest communities are the ones where residents have access to healthcare, housing, high quality education, good jobs, and green space without the threat of police abuse and violence. The Mayor and City Council need to make sure the budget reflects an investment in a New York that works for everyone."
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 reduces reliance on policing. CPR runs coalitions of over 200 local, statewide and national organizations, bringing 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 most unfairly targeted by the NYPD.Topics: NYC Budget Justice