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November 14, 2011

2011.11.14: Stop Stop & Frisk — Next Saturday

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 9:54 am

From:  Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:54 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Stop Stop & Frisk — Next Saturday

Hi All —

For those of you who have been wanting to come to the Stop Stop & Frisk actions, but haven’t been available because of busy work schedules, the next action is for you! It will be on Saturday at 1pm. Please come! Whether you are interested in committing civil disobedience, want to march and observe, want to do legal observing, want to provide legal assistance after the arrests, please let me know if you would like to join. Or simply show up! We all know this is a policy that deeply affects the lives of our clients. Specifics below.


Saturday, November 19th:  Next Stop — Jamaica, Queens!

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against ‘Stop & Frisk’ at NYPD 103rd Precinct

Rally:  1:00 PM at King Park, 153rd Street & Jamaica Avenue

[E, J to Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK Airport; F to Sutphin Blvd.; MAP: < > ]

March to the 103rd Precinct at 91st Avenue and 168th Street, just above Jamaica Avenue where we will conduct nonviolent civil disobedience to oppose ‘stop and frisk’. This is the precinct where the notorious Sean Bell shooting of November 25, 2006 took place, when three men were shot a total of fifty times by a team of plain clothes and undercover NYPD officers. The shootings killed the unarmed Sean Bell, on the morning before his wedding, and severely wounded two of his friends.

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On November 1, residents of the Brooklyn Community of Brownsville joined the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in blocking the entrance to the 73rd Precinct, the district in which Stop and Frisk is most frequently utilized. Out of the 28 people arrested, 1/3 of them had been arrested at a similar action onOctober 21, demanding an end to the stop and frisk policy.

Among the many arrested included: Rev. Luis Barrios, professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice; Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party; Randy Credico, social comedian/activist and former director of the William Kuntsler Fund for Racial Justice; Margaret Ratner Kuntsler, widow of the late William Moses Kuntsler; and Gbenga Akinnagbe, the actor who portrayed Chris Partlow on the TV show “The Wire.”

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