March Against Christine Quinn and Stop and Frisk

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Date(s) - 12/30/2012
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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3.7 Stop-and-Frisks Since She Become Speaker of City Council

Since she became Speaker of City Council, over 3.7 million New Yorkers have been stopped and frisked. Why is this acceptable ?

Join us as we march and make the demand that City Council defund the NYPD of the resources to continue their unconstitutional practice of stopping and frisking mostly innocent people of color.

Bring whistles. We will meet at 74th Street and Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. We will then march along Roosevelt Ave. — and blow our whistles on stop-and-frisk !

Speaker Quinn seems to play a budget game with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which follows tactics that scare people into thinking that the mayor will cut the NYPD budget. But it is all a game to score political points with voters, and it has nothing to do with real public safety or protection of our civil liberties and civil rights.

One Response to “March Against Christine Quinn and Stop and Frisk”

  1. Louis Flores

    Nothing has come of the proposed law known as the Community Safety Act, and, under Christine Quinn, probably nothing ever will. We need to defund the NYPD of the resources that go into allowing the police force to carry out the practise of stop-and-frisk.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/nyregion/sharp-exchanges-at-city-council-hearing-on-stop-and-frisk-tactic.html

    If the City Council won’t pass the Community Safety Act, then it needs to begin to defund the NYPD of our tax money.

    But on a more fundamental level, why is the Community Safety Act even needed ? How can tax money be legally used to discriminate against citizens ? Title III of the Civil Rights Act prohibits state and municipal governments from denying access to public facilities on grounds of race, color, religion or national origin. Yet, isn’t that exactly what the NYPD are doing ? Are they not denying us peaceful access and peaceful enjoyment to public spaces solely based on prejudices about race, color, religion or national origin ?