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January 28, 2014

2014.01.28: Memorial for Ramarley Graham 2/3 at 5pm

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Scabs — nyclaw01 @ 1:06 pm

From: Arafa, Noha
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:06 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Memorial for Ramarley Graham 2/3 at 5pm

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Monday, February 3, 2014

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5:00pm until 9:00pm

Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church Address: 3751 White Plains Road, (btwn. 218 and 219th Street) Bronx, New York 10466
February 2nd will mark 2 years since Ramarley was taken from us and in his honor there will be a memorial to commemorate his life with us, families, friends and the community. You can take the #2 train to the 219th stop.

Please spread the word and lets raise our voices as we did when you first heard of the unjustifiable act by an Officer in the NYPD.

Thank you for your continuous support and we look forward to seeing you.

Constance Malcolm
Franclot Graham
www.ramarleyscall.net
ramarleyscall@gmail.com

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January 14, 2014

2014.01.14: Brooklyn Lunch time presentation: Cop Watch

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse — nyclaw01 @ 3:08 pm

From:    Arafa, Noha

Sent:   Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:08 PM

To:     ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members

Subject:        Brooklyn Lunch time presentation:  Cop Watch

 

Lunch time presentation:

COP WATCH

Wednesday, January 22, 1-2pm,

7th Floor conference room

Introduction by: Steve Wasserman, ALAA, Special Lit

Presentation by: Aidge Patterson,  People’s Justice, Cop Watch;  and Djibril Toure Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Cop Watch maintains multiple patrols around NYC, including Brooklyn, to monitor and record the police stops.  Their patrols in Brooklyn include BedStuy, East Flatbush, and Bushwick, and patrols will begin in East New York in the spring. To support and expand their work they have developed close relationships with various legal entities, including the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Several staff members are already involved in supporting Cop Watch’s work, andALAA’s Executive Board has voted to be a sponsor of Cop Watch NYC. Join usfor a conversation about what Cop Watch is and how we can expand our involvement and support.

More info on Cop Watch, NYC from their website:

“Cop Watch NYC exists to help citizens document police conduct and hold the police accountable.

We provide resources, support and best practices for individuals, organizations and teams of community members who want to safely and legally conduct Cop Watch in their communities. We want you to be prepared before you begin Cop Watching, and to have the ability to quickly access important tips and resources from your phone, or mobile device while you are in the streets or on patrol.

If police know that we are always watching, and that we are aware of our rights, they’ll be less likely to harass and abuse people in our communities – and we’ll have the evidence we need to hold them accountable when they do.”

Djibril Toure of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement will also be here presenting. Djibril has been involved in this work for long time, and was one of the plaintiffs inthe original Stop n Frisk federal case, Daniels vs. NYC (which forced the City to hand over the statistics that laid the basis for the 2nd and most recent Stop and Frisk case, Floyd vs. NYC)

Cop Watch is project of ColorOfChange.org, in partnership with Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and Peoples’ Justice for Community Control & Police Accountability (Peoples’ Justice)

 

January 4, 2014

2014.01.04: Re: Our Own Noha Arafa in the news!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:39 pm
From: Ahmad, Bina
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 11:39 PM
To: Morris, Susan
Cc: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Re: Our Own Noha Arafa in the news!

So proud of you sister!

> On Jan 4, 2014, at 9:21 PM, “Morris, Susan” wrote:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYFd-ZM0_4&feature=youtu.be

January 1, 2014

2014.01.01: Fwd: Emergency protest at BRATTON’S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY tomorrow 12/2

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:01 pm
From: Arafa, Noha
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:01 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Fwd: Emergency protest at BRATTON’S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY tomorrow 12/2

——– Original message ——–
From: “noha.arafa”
Date: 01/01/2014 10:56 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: “Arafa, Noha”
Subject: Fwd: Emergency protest at BRATTON’S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY tomorrow 12/2

——– Original message ——–

From: Josmar Trujillo
Date: 01/01/2014 10:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Emergency protest at BRATTON’S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY tomorrow 12/2

Please spread this widely

MEDIA ADVISORY

WE SAY NO TO NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM BRATTON!

New Yorkers Against Bratton Protest Bratton Swearing-in Ceremony

WHO —    New Yorkers Against Bratton—an ad hoc group comprised of parents, grassroots activists, and community members.

WHAT —    Protest Mayor­-elect Bill De Blasio’s swearing-in of William Bratton as police commissioner of New York City.

WHEN —    Thursday, January 2nd, 2013, 1:00PM

WHERE —    1 Police Plaza (NYPD Headquarters)

CONTACT —    Josmar Trujillo

After last week’s rally and march from Harlem to the Bronx, Bill De Blasio has made it clear he will continue with his plan to have the widely-credited “architect” of Stop and Frisk, Bill Bratton, as police commissioner. He has ignored pleas from parents and activists to reconsider and to meet with concerned community members.

We are committed to opposing Bratton’s return as NYPD Commissioner. We ask that the Mayor remove Bratton immediately and work with the community in selecting a commissioner that will signify a break from the past­­–not a continuation of it.

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