Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn: Take Steps To Stop Abusive NYPD Practices
  • Petitioned Michael Bloomberg

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Mayor
Michael Bloomberg
City Council Speaker
Christine Quinn

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn: Take Steps To Stop Abusive NYPD Practices

    1. Police Reform Organizing Project
    2. Petition by

      Police Reform Organizing Project

      New York, NY

With the conclusion of the trial in the groundbreaking class action lawsuit Floyd et. al v. City of New York on May 20 and the upcoming mayoral election in November, we are at a decisive moment that provides an historic opportunity to enact meaningful and long-term change in NYPD practices.

In 2012, 84 percent of New York City residents stopped by the police were African-American or Latino. 88 percent of these stops resulted in no arrest or summons. In her closing remarks on the last day of the trial in the Floyd case, Judge Shira Scheindlin referred to this number as a “high error rate.”

While the final ruling of the case will take some time – you can make your voices heard now. 

The Floyd case, increased press coverage, and the efforts of policy advocacy and grassroots organizations like the Police Reform Organizing Project, have exposed the city of New York to the reality of abusive police practices. Unfortunately, though, the targeting of low-income communities of color is not the only problem with police policies. Beyond stop and frisk, the NYPD continues to engage in the illegal surveillance of Muslim communities and target, harass and abuse LGBT people, sex workers, street vendors, homeless individuals and the mentally ill. The Police Reform Organizing Project is committed to fighting for the human and civil rights of all New Yorkers.   

Join PROP in urging an end to the ineffective and discriminatory practices of the NYPD by signing our petition and sharing it with your friends. 

To:
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor
Christine Quinn, City Council Speaker
The time to take police reform seriously is now.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Michael Thomas NEW YORK, NY
      • 11 months ago

      The ample violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the People of the USA in the Constitution of the USA

      by the New York City Police department with the practice of

      "New York City Stop-and-Frisk Program"

      leads to phony and frivolous policing, erodes the entire system of freedoms of the people in the USA, perverts the entire Judicial System of the USA, disregards the basic principle of the Presumption of Innocence and evolves into: "New York City Stop-and-Frame Police Practice"

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    • Federico Frum ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have seen many injustices committed by NYPD. From verbal harassment to the killing of a friend.

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    • Juanita thomas NEW YORK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I have family, friends that I do not want killed or hurt by anyone; abusive NYPD or anyone else. People should be able to enjoy life's journey if they are not breaking any law!!!

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    • Percy Buie BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      This needs to be stopped..!

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    • Cathy Schneider WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      It is time to have a police force that protects and defends even the poorest communities, and treats all people with respect, not one that occupies poor neighborhood, humiliates blacks, Latinos and Muslims, engages in violence and abuse. ENOUGH !!!

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