From:   Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 11:33:35 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] CRASH Press conf. for NYPD Commish Ray Kelly: tmw Tues 9/27
 

We should get Anna and others who were brutalized by the police

to show their wounds and tell their stories.

 

Marisa

 

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Gary Roland <opesr.nyc@gmail.com> wrote:

> I like the idea of making this a show of support for the police officers to

> start acting responsibly and non-violently.  This could be our contradiction

> event, showing that we are not against the police, only against when they

> prop up the financiers will.

>

> However this goes against the statement issued that Commissioner Kelly

> should resign.  Disrupting the police press conference would obviously

> escalate the situation, but a show of support to them "following the law"

> and respecting citizens would be a de-escalation with the police, and may be

> good for the longevity of the movement.

> ~GARY

>

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> We can do both-- we should all be in suits, bringing flowers to thank

>> them.

>>

>>

>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com>

>> wrote:

>>>

>>> revolution!  not resolution!

>>>

>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com>

>>> wrote:

>>>>

>>>> Isn't it worth considering going in not with recrimination but rather

>>>> with quiet dignity, accepting their acknowledgment that they went overboard,

>>>> and pledging to work with them to keep this a peaceful resolution,

>>>> emphasizing that working middle class people like police and fire fighters

>>>> are part of the 99%.

>>>> It will put them in the position of being supportive of the occupation.

>>>>

>>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Amin Husain <amin.husain@gmail.com>

>>>> wrote:

>>>>>

>>>>> Conor, Great idea!

>>>>>

>>>>> 2011/9/26 Conor Tomás Reed <conortomasreed@gmail.com>

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Hey, folks. It looks like the NYPD's trying to do a quick PR clean-up.

>>>>>> Should we bring some folks from Liberty Plaza to chant "SHAME" for the

>>>>>> NYPD's recent brutalities on Thursday night for the Troy Davis and Saturday

>>>>>> for the Occupy Wall Street march? The celebratory language of the press

>>>>>> release is strange, given that one of the speakers, Jumaane Williams, was

>>>>>> illegally arrested at the West Indian Day parade (walking while Black).

>>>>>>

>>>>>> what do y'all think?

>>>>>> -Conor

>>>>>>

>>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------

>>>>>> From: todd eaton <toddeaton@optonline.net>

>>>>>> Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:08 AM

>>>>>> Subject: Press conf. for NYPD Commish Ray Kelly: tmw Tues 9/27

>>>>>> To: cuny-students-unite@googlegroups.com

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Press conference to applaud NYC's & NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's

>>>>>> announced intention that his forces may begin to comply with rule of

>>>>>> law...following City for a decade and counting having centered its public

>>>>>> safety efforts around making many tens of thousands of plainly illegal race

>>>>>> arrests, in a coordinated campaign that was apparently specifically designed

>>>>>> to compel Black and Latino youth to move away.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Call for the passage of New York bill A.7620 (Jeffries)/S.5187

>>>>>> (Grisanti) and City Council Resolution 0986-2011 (Mark-Viverito)

>>>>>> Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30pm at 1 Police Plaza

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TRANSIT:  #4,5,6 train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J train to

>>>>>> Chambers street; R, but never N, to City Hall (Broadway & Warren); A, C to

>>>>>> Chambers (at Church St.); #1, 2, 3 to Chambers (at W. Broadway); E to WTC;

>>>>>> Police Plz is just east of the 1 Centre St. Municipal Bldg., equivalent of

>>>>>> Chambers St.;  MAP:  <http://ow.ly/5or1N >

>>>>>>

>>>>>> ["I'll believe it when it's in my hot little hand."  - Anon.]

>>>>>>  =  =  =

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:44:17 -0400

>>>>>> From: "Jeremy Saunders, VOCAL-NY" <jeremy@vocal-ny.org>

>>>>>> Subject: [Rttc-nyc] Big Victory for NYPD Accountability!

>>>>>>

>>>>>> In response to mounting pressure, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told

>>>>>> police officers last week to follow the law and stop making costly and

>>>>>> racially biased marijuana arrests, now the number one arrest in New York

>>>>>> City. This could translate into tens of thousands of fewer arrests among

>>>>>> Black and Latino youth each year.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> VOCAL-NY led the grassroots effort to end these arrests in

>>>>>> collaboration with our allies at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and the

>>>>>> Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives (IJJRA).

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Although marijuana use is higher among whites, 86% of those arrested

>>>>>> for marijuana possession last year were Black and Latino youth. The NYPD's

>>>>>> aggressive use of stop-and-frisks in communities of color, along with

>>>>>> unconstitutional searches that often follow, have largely driven these

>>>>>> arrests. Being arrested can mean more than a night in jail too. It can make

>>>>>> it difficult for people to find housing, get a job, take care of their

>>>>>> family and apply for tuition assistance.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Please join us this Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30pm

>>>>>> to celebrate this important victory and call for effective

>>>>>> implementation.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> What: Press conference applauding NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's policy

>>>>>> shift to enforce existing marijuana possession laws and to call for the

>>>>>> passage of New York bill A.7620 (Jeffries)/S.5187 (Grisanti) and City

>>>>>> Council Resolution 0986-2011 (Mark-Viverito)

>>>>>>

>>>>>> When: Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30pm

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Where: 1 Police Plaza; 4,5,6 train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J

>>>>>> train to Chambers street; [or R, but never N, to City Hall (Broadway &

>>>>>> Warren); A, C to Chambers (at Church St.); #1, 2, 3 to Chambers (at W.

>>>>>> Broadway); E to WTC; Police Plz is just east of the 1 Centre St. Municipal

>>>>>> Bldg., equivalent of Chambers St.; map:  <http://ow.ly/5or1N > -t.]

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Who: Drug Policy Alliance, IJJRA, VOCAL-NY, New York Assembly Member

>>>>>> Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jumaane D.

>>>>>> Williams, advocates, and others

>>>>>>

>>>>>> BACKGROUND:

>>>>>> On Monday, September 19th, responding to mounting public pressure from

>>>>>> advocates and elected officials, NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly issued

>>>>>> an operations order that clarified existing marijuana possession laws,

>>>>>> instructing officers not to arrest people for marijuana in public view when

>>>>>> complying with an officer's demand to "empty their pockets". This change

>>>>>> could lead to the reduction of tens of thousands of arrests in New York

>>>>>> City.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Nearly all of these arrests have been made in defiance of the law.

>>>>>> Marijuana has been decriminalized since 1977, making possession of 25 grams

>>>>>> or less of marijuana a violation, punishable by a $100 fine, not arrest and

>>>>>> jail. However, possessing or burning marijuana in public view is a criminal

>>>>>> offense punishable by arrest and jail.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Since 1996, the NYPD has made over 535,000 arrests for possession of

>>>>>> small amounts of marijuana. In 2010 alone, 50,383 people were arrested for

>>>>>> simple marijuana possession, comprising nearly 15% of all arrests and making

>>>>>> it the number one arrest in the city. Most of these arrests were not for

>>>>>> smoking in public, but were the result of complying with an officer's demand

>>>>>> to disclose contraband or from a police search and being improperly charged

>>>>>> for "marijuana in public view" instead of the non-criminal violation

>>>>>> offense.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Join the VOCAL-NY, Drug Policy Alliance and IJJRA, together with

>>>>>> elected officials, to applaud the Police Commissioner for his policy change,

>>>>>> and to urge cooperation to ensure that officers follow this directive.  This

>>>>>> operations order can be made permanent, and apply to all of New York state,

>>>>>> by passing New York bill A.7620 (Jeffries)/S.5187 (Grisanti). The NYC City

>>>>>> Council has introduced a resolution (0986-2011/Mark-Viverito)

>>>>>> supporting the passage of this legislation.

>>>>>> --

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Please note: VOCAL New York was formerly the NYC AIDS Housing Network

>>>>>> (NYCAHN)

>>>>>> ***Please update your address books with our new emails***

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Jeremy Saunders

>>>>>> VOCAL New York 917-676-8041 (cell)

>>>>>> jeremy@vocal-ny.org

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->

>>>>>> <!--[endif]-->

>>>>>>

>>>>>> website: www.VOCAL-NY.org

>>>>>> facebook: www.facebook.com/vocalny

>>>>>> twitter: http://twitter.com/vocalnewyork

>>>>>> donate online: http://tinyurl.com/nycahndonate

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>> < https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/rttc-nyc>,

>>>>>> < mailto:rttc-nyc-request@lists.mayfirst.org?subject=subscribe>

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>>

>>>>>>         =   =   =

>>>>>> Check NY Activist Calendar frequently: http://nycal.mayfirst.org

>>>>>>

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