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August 4, 2016

FYI: Pledge for We Are the Movement for Black Lives

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:26 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 11:26 AM
Subject: FYI: Pledge for We Are the Movement for Black Lives

Historic BLM platform was launched this week.


Click here to Take the Pledge: We Are the Movement for Black Lives
“We want an end to the war being waged on Black people, in all its forms.”

Click here to read Full Platform
“We demand that the government repair the harms that have been done to Black communities in the form of reparations and targeted long-term investments. We also demand a defunding of the systems and institutions that criminalize and cage us. This document articulates our vision of a fundamentally different world.”



Amid City Hall Protests, NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Resigns, But “Broken Windows” Continues Nationwide (DemocracyNow!)
“Bratton resigned just one day after hundreds of activists gathered outside New York City Hall demanding the defunding of the New York Police Department and his firing. Protests against William Bratton have been escalating ever since the police killing of Eric Garner two years ago. We speak to Trinity College professor Christina Heatherton, Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Nabil Hassein of Millions March NYC.”

August 2, 2016

FYI: Day 2 ‪#‎SHUTDOWNCITYHALLNYC & Bratton resigns

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:39 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 12:39 PM
Subject: FYI: Day 2 ‪#‎SHUTDOWNCITYHALLNYC & Bratton resigns

#‎SHUTDOWNCITYHALLNYC has already garnered widespread media attention (examples below). And this morning, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton resigned.

Live tweets (with lots of pix and video) are being posted here.

ALAA members were among hundreds at last night’s 6pm rally, and will be there again tonight.


  1. Fire NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton & end Broken Windows policing
  2. Reparations for all survivors & victims of racist police brutality from NYPD budget
  3. Defund NYPD’s $5.5 billion annual budget & re-invest into Black & Brown communities

Sample media coverage

Group Returns To City Hall Park To Continue Protest Until Demands Are Met (Video)
New York City protesters demand police commissioner Bill Bratton be fired
NYPD Commissioner to Resign on Heels of Police-Brutality Rally

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