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A Tale of Two Cities: March and Rally to End Illegal Arrests and Biased Police Practices: Joanne Naughton

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Date:
May 12, 2012 12:00 pm
End Date:
May 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Speaker:
Location:
Foley Square between Lafayette St. and Center Street
Address:
Foley Square between Lafayette St. and Center Street, New York, NY, United States

A Tale of Two Cities: Numerous Elected Officials, Community Members March and Rally at 1 Police Plaza to End Illegal Arrests and Racist Police Practices, Saturday at Noon

Under Bloomberg, Close to 400,000 Mostly Young Black and Latinos Arrested on Low-Level Marijuana Charges, Despite Marijuana Being Decriminalized and Whites Using Marijuana at Higher Rates

Illegal Searches and Manufactured Misdemeanor Arrests Make Marijuana Arrests #1 Offense in NYC and Make Up 15% of All Arrests; Cost to Taxpayers is $75 Million

Scheduled to attend: State Senator Eric Adams; Assembly Members Hakeem Jeffries and Karim Camara; NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer; City Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Oliver Koppell, Jumaane Williams, Letitia James, Ydanis Rodriguez, Annabel Palma, Brad Lander, Steven Levin; Rev. Dr. Divine Pryor of Greater Works Deliverance Church; Kevin Powell (Activist, Writer, and Weekly Blogger for The Guardian); Robin Steinberg, executive director, Bronx Defenders; and Sandy Bernabei, Anti-Racist Alliance

Endorsed by: Vocal-NY, Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, Drug Policy Alliance, Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, Mothers Against Racist Policing, Bronx Defenders, BK Nation, LEAP, NAPW, Make the Road New York, Resistance in Brooklyn, (list in formation)