Stop the Stop & Frisk Policy & Stop Police Brutality & False Arrest
  • Petitioned Kingston Mayor Shawn Gallo, & Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti

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Kingston Mayor Shawn Gallo, & Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti

Stop the Stop & Frisk Policy & Stop Police Brutality & False Arrest

    1. Ismail Shabazz
    2. Petition by

      Ismail Shabazz

      Kingston, NY

We the People must stand together to fight racial profiling, police brutality & false arrest under the New Jim Crow, mass incarceration of black & brown youth. Two members of the Kingston Police Department; Eric Van Allen & Arron Fitzgearld have a history of violating black & brown males rights and it should be investigated by an outside Federal & State agency for official misconduct.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kristen Mickey KINGSTON, NY
      • 8 months ago

      I myself have been harrased by Mr. Van allen.

      The most recent incident occured near the begining of this summer of 2013.

      What could have become and felt like something worse than a "stop and frisk" ...was the day I was “stopped and searched" walking home from Mobile on Broadway to my home in Kingston,Ny.

      He stated that I was being followed and that he was just attempting to "protect" me ....asked if I wanted to press charges or have arrested the so called "predator" who was persuing me.

      Though my gut told me who the true predator was....and is...

      After I had complied without any resistance, allowing Mr. Van allen to view what was in my purse and grocery bag.

      He proceeded to put his index finger into the front left pocket of my shorts.

      I pulled back in protest and said "You can't do that...its agianst the law!"

      He replied "I just did!" with a perverse grin on his face.

      He then proceeded to ask me if I wanted a ride home...which he knew as well as I that my residence was less than a block from where we stood.

      I said "No" in a firm, yet polite manner ..though I did not attempt to change my wry and beyond displeased expression..........

      I then walked the small remainder of the walk home feeling violated and sad.

      I am still deeply bothered by it.

    • Pam Krimsky HIGHLAND, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      A tactic used often without sufficient reason, most often on Peoples of Color. Without evidence, this should not be permissible.

    • cecelia washington KINGSTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I am tired of our males being harassed by the police simply because they are black. I also agree that the actions of Van Allen and Fitzgerald should be investigated.

    • Ismail Shabazz KINGSTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      These policies are unconstitutional and racist in it's concept & part of mass incarceration of black, brown & poor people.


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