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April 13, 2012

2012.04.13: 8 p.m. Tonight: Harlem Cop Watch: Flood the Streets

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:47 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 3:07 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 8 p.m. Tonight: Harlem Cop Watch: Flood the Streets

Harlem Cop Watch: Flood the Streets

Members of the Campaign Against the New Jim Crow, OWS, Liberation Summer, and other organizations against racial injustice are planning to flood Harlem streets with Cop Watchers on Friday the 13th.

The action will involve activists filming police as they engaging in stop-and-frisk or make arrests. After the police have left the scene, a media van will arrive to project videos about racial injustice and rights violations, hand out flyers on the subject, and generally speak with and reach out to people in the neighborhood.

The group is requesting legal observervation to discourage police from arresting filmers, as in the case of Jazz Hayden, who has been arrested for filming police and who will be participating in the event.

There will likely be multiple groups of Cop-Watchers working simultaneously.



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