Broken Windows

Statement: Communities United for Police Reform Responds to NYPD Expanded Policing and NYC Subway Surveillance

This week the NYPD released a video touting its increased presence in the New York subway system, mere days after it was announced that all subway cars would be fitted with surveillance cameras by 2025. The following response from Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) spokesperson Darian X (he/him), Lead Campaign Organizer with Brooklyn Movement Center:  "While this Mayoral administration is convinced that using decades-old failed Broken Windows policing strategies like increased surveillance and stops will provide safety, New Yorkers of color - particularly Black & Latinx New Yorkers - know all too well that these tactics only lead to police abuse and harassment, and increase the potential for encounters to escalate to brutality and even killing of New Yorkers they claim to be protecting.

Mayor’s Embrace of Discredited Broken Windows Policing an Invitation for Violence and Criminalization

Communities United for Police Reform Issues Warning After Mayor Adams Tells NYPD to Embrace Giuliani and Bloomberg Approach

In response to the NYPD’s renewed focus on broken windows policing and Mayor Adams’ purported comments embracing b

Mayor’s Embrace of Discredited Broken Windows Policing an Invitation for Violence and Criminalization

Communities United for Police Reform Issues Warning After Mayor Adams Tells NYPD to Embrace Giuliani and Bloomberg Approach

In response to the NYPD’s renewed focus on broken windows policing and Mayor Adams’ purported comments embracing b

New NYPD Leader Makes History After Strong First Impression

01/06/2022
NBC News

New York City’s new mayor says he picked Keechant Sewell as the city's first female police commissioner partly because of her poise in handling a mock crisis he threw at her in the interview process.

Within hours of her Jan. 1 swearing-in, Sewell was confronted with a real one: an officer shot outside a police station while sleeping in his car between shifts.

The city has Adams’ back…well, some of it

01/13/2022
Amsterdam News

With the Bill de Blasio era in the rearview mirror, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has quickly established himself at City Hall. But there’s a line of demarcation between what elected officials hope to get out of the next four years and what some activists expect they will get.

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said that Adams is more than capable of handling the big problems.

Outraged by Rampant Police Brutality, Elected Officials, Families of New Yorkers Killed by NYPD and Racial Justice Leaders Demand Major Cuts to the NYPD to Reduce Violence and Fund Equitable Recovery from COVID-19

New York, NY (June 3, 2020) – Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), the mothers of Ramarley Graham and Mohammad Bah, sister of Delrawn Small and elected officials emphasized why NYPD’s recent, frequent and detestable violence toward NYC communities underscores the urgent need for major cuts to the NYPD. The speakers shared how substantial cuts to NYPD’s bloated $6 billion budget are an essential measure to reduce police brutality and violence. Redirected, these funds can promote a strong and equitable recovery from COVID-19.

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