Breaking news: Just one day after the federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD's Stop & Frisk practices started, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has announced that broad agreement has been reached by city lawmakers to install an inspector general to oversee the NYPD.
This is a major step forward in the campaign to end the NYPD's use of Stop & Frisk and invasive surveillance of Muslim communities. JFREJ is proud to be a member of Communities United for Police Reform, the city-wide coalition organizing to bring an end to the racist and Islamophobic practices of the NYPD. While the bill to install an inspector general could provide sweeping oversight of the police department, it is just one bill in a package of four that make up the Community Safety Act -- a landmark police reform legislative package aimed at ending discriminatory policing and bringing real accountability to the NYPD. The Community Safety Act is championed by City Council members Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams.
What does this mean? That our movement is working. Real change is within our reach. Now is the moment to act! The inspector general bill by itself is not enough -- we need legislation that brings an end to racial profiling in our city.
Tomorrow - hit the streets! Join JFREJ, the Arab American Association of New York, and many more member organizations from Communities United for Police Reform as we demonstrate our opposition to Stop & Frisk.
Seder in the Streets! End Stop & Frisk!
4:30pm at 500 Pearl Street - Join us on the steps of the federal courthouse as we wash our hands of police injustice!
5pm - 7pm in Foley Square- Join JFREJ and our partners as we seek true liberation from discriminatory policing!
Together, we are making the change we need. Be there tomorrow to push us forward.
Marjorie Dove Kent
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
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