Press Releases

Opposition to Stop-and-Frisk Grows after Hearings on Community Safety Act

Disapproval of NYPD practice increases nearly 20 percentage points among Latinos in latest Quinnipiac Poll

Following last month’s City Council hearing on the Community Safety Act and field hearings on stop-and-frisk in Brooklyn and Queens, disapproval of stop-and-frisk has grown jumps according to the results of the latest poll released last week by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. The November Quinnipiac poll of New York City voters revealed that a majority (53%) disapproves of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.

Hundreds of New Yorkers Rally at City Hall to Call for an End to Discriminatory Stop-and-Frisk Policing and NYPD Reform

Offer Community Safety Act legislative package as solution to help protect New Yorkers and improve police accountability and oversight, announce new broad support for Community Safety Act bills, Council majority sponsoring all four pieces of legislation

Several hundred New Yorkers, elected officials – together with civil rights, community and labor leaders – rallied at City Hall today in support of a legislative package of police reforms, known as the Community Safety Act.  

New Yorkers of all backgrounds, including people of color, immigrant, LGBT, Muslim, and homeless New Yorkers, descended on City Hall to speak out against discriminatory policing and advocate that the City Council pass the pending bills.  

Latina/o Labor, Faith and Community Leaders Call for Reforms to Curb Discriminatory Stop-and-Frisk Policing and Improve Police Accountability

Announce September 27th day of advocacy at City Hall and support for passage of NYPD reform legislative package – Community Safety Act
A coalition of Latina/o elected officials and community and labor leaders today announced its support for a legislative package of police reforms – known as the Community Safety Act – and called for all New Yorkers to stand up against discriminatory policing by participating in a major advocacy day on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Communities United for Police Reform Hails Councilmember Williams’ NYPD Reform Package

New Campaign Joins with Councilmembers to Introduce Historic Legislation Aimed at Curbing Discriminatory Stop and Frisk and Related Police Practices

Members of Communities United for Police Reform, a new grassroots campaign of community members and advocacy organizations formed to end discriminatory stop-and-frisk and related practices, today hailed Councilmember Jumaane Williams' NYPD reform legislation on the City Hall steps.