From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 11:45:49 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] CRASH Press conf. for NYPD Commish Ray Kelly: tmw Tues 9/27
 

without it becoming riot porn

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote:
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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