Discuss Stop-and-Frisk Policing at NYCLU

Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 7:00pm
Location: 
125 Broad Street , 19th floor, btw Water & South Streets: R to Whitehall; #1 to South Ferry; #4, 5 to Bowling Green; J, M, Z to Broad St.; #2, 3 to Wall St.; map links below
Contact: 

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:00:37 -0500 (CDT)
From: NY Civil Liberties Union < eactivism@nyclu.org>
Subject: Tues in NYC: Privacy and Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Privacy and Stop-and-Frisk Policing
Join us Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.
125 Broad St., Manhattan
RSVP to discussionseries@nyclu.org

Every year, hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers are stopped, interrogated or frisked by NYPD officers for doing nothing more than walking down the street.

But there's momentum building to address the NYPD’s racially-biased and counterproductive stop-and-frisk practices. Earlier this month, Gov. David Paterson signed a law that will protect New Yorkers’ privacy rights by ending the NYPD’s practice of keeping in a computer database the personal information of every innocent person stopped, pulling the plug on a police program that has turned innocent black and Latino New Yorkers into criminal suspects.

The New York State Legislature and Gov. Paterson have taken an important stand for New Yorkers’ privacy and due process rights. But there's more to do.

As part of the NYCLU's continuing Civil Liberties Discussion Series, NYCLU Legislative Director Robert Perry will discuss the civil rights and liberties implications of the new stop-and-frisk database law and what we have to do next to truly protect the right of all innocent New Yorkers to be left alone.

Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in our offices at 125 Broad Street on the 19th floor.

Following the presentation, we will discuss how we can work together to end racial profiling in New York City. Pizza will be provided to get the conversation going.

Please be sure to RSVP by emailing discussionseries@nyclu.org or calling (212) 607-3358.

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From: < DiscussionSeries@nyclu.org>

Yes an RSVP is required of all who intend to come to ensure there will be sufficient space.

Chantale Soekhoe
Legislative and Advocacy Program Assistant
New York Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad St. 19th Fl. NY, NY, 10004
212-607-3371
csoekhoe@nyclu.org