Drop the Charges against Joseph "Jazz" Hayden
  • Petitioned Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance

Drop the Charges against Joseph "Jazz" Hayden

    1. Sarah Kunstler
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Kunstler

      Brooklyn, NY

Joseph "Jazz" Hayden was arrested in December, 2011 by police officers after an illegal stop and search of his car. This stop was direct retaliation for Mr. Hayden's work in the Harlem community filming police officers conducting illegal car stops and stop-and-frisks. Several months before, Mr. Hayden filmed the very same officers who arrested him conducting an illegal car stop. For more information on Joseph "Jazz" Hayden, please visit http://freejazzhayden.wordpress.com/

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Over 1250 Signatures Reached! Help us get to 10,000

      Sarah Kunstler
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for supporting community leader and activist Joseph "Jazz" Hayden.

      We have over 1250 signatures - please spread the word and help us reach our goal of 10,000. Also - If you live in New York City, join us for Jazz's next court appearance on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 100 Centre Street in Manhattan. There will be a rally outside the courthouse at 8:30 am, and the court appearance will follow at about 9:30 am.

      And please consider writing a personal appeal to District Attorney Cyrus Vance. You can view a sample letter - and more information on Jazz - at http://freejazzhayden.wordpress.com/

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Over 750 Signatures Reached! Help us get to 10,000

      Sarah Kunstler
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for supporting community leader and activist Joseph "Jazz" Hayden.

      We have over 750 signatures - please spread the word and help us reach our goal of 10,000. Also - If you live in New York City, please consider writing a personal appeal to District Attorney Cyrus Vance. You can view a sample letter - and more information on Jazz - at http://freejazzhayden.wordpress.com/

    5. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Addie Corn STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      This behavior, by the NYPD, is totally unacceptable!

      Mr Hayden has every right to cover police activity in public places, OK'd by by U.S. Attorney General Holder.

      Do the correct thing and let Mr Hayden go about his business, without being arrested, as a citizen of this country.

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    • Beavin Lawrence BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its important to me because Im a Man.

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    • chang faye LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Prisons should be abolished and Jazz Hayden should not be punished for resisting and opposing political and social injustice and for speaking for and supporting victims of prison system.

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    • Jamila Barra NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a fundamental attack on civil rights. It's a sign of the deep entrenchment of racism, classism and grave elitism in American society today.

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    • Daphne Carr NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      This charge is clearly a tactic to intimidate concerned citizens.

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