Holding Police Accountable

Jews4BlackLives & Communities United for Police Reform

JFREJ has been fighting for police accountability for over twenty years. As a core member of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), we have worked to protect all New Yorkers’ civil rights and to win transparency, oversight and community control of the NYPD. As an ally to the Justice Committee and the families of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD, our Jews4BlackLives mobilizations have demanded the prosecution and firing of the NYPD officers responsible for these crimes.

We believe that all Jews have a responsibility to rise up in defense of their neighbors and their civil rights. And the Jewish community must defend Jews of Color — especially Black and brown Jews — who are directly impacted by discriminatory and abusive policing.

JFREJ members were central to the passage of the Community Safety Act in 2013, and the Right To Know Act in 2017. And our Jews4BlackLives actions have won accountability for, and brought attention to, the stories of Ramarley Graham, Eric Garner, Eleanor Bumpers, Delrawn Small, Mohammed Bah, and too many other New Yorkers.

Alongside our partners at Communities United for Police Reform, we are fighting for a city in which the police are accountable to the communities they serve, and the rights and dignity of all people are cherished and protected, and Black lives matter.