Press Advisory: Bronx Residents to Come Together To Fight Stop-and-Frisk
Bronx Residents to Come Together To Fight Stop-and-Frisk
South Bronx residents will receive information about their legal rights during police encounters and learn about Communities United for Police Reform’s community education initiatives. The Town Hall will mobilize residents to monitor and document police misconduct and to pass the Community Safety Act, which would ban discriminatory profiling by the NYPD; protect New Yorkers against unlawful searches; require officers to identify and explain themselves to the public; and establish an NYPD Inspector General Office.
WHO: The Bronx Defenders, the Justice Committee, Picture the Homeless, Communities United for Police Reform and dozens of Bronx residents
WHEN: Monday, August 6th, 6 PM
WHERE: Hostos Community College, Savoy Multipurpose Room, 120 East 149th Street, 2nd Floor
A holistic public defender organization located in the South Bronx, The Bronx Defenders provides comprehensive legal services to 30,000 low-income Bronx residents each year. The Justice Committee is a Latina/Latino-led grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City. Picture the Homeless was founded and is led by homeless people dedicated to the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status. All three organizations serve on the Steering Committee of Communities United for Police Reform.
Contact: Dawit Getachew, The Bronx Defenders