2012-06-20 / Features

Dromm Protests Stop And Frisk

Brendan Fay from St. Pats for All, community activist Jesus Lebron, Robert Pinter from Stop the Arrests and Councilmember Daniel Dromm participated in the Silent March to End Stop-and-Frisk held on Father’s Day. The NYPD is on target to stop-and-frisk more than 800,000 New Yorkers this year, an increase of more than 100,000 from last year. There were over 18,000 stop-and-frisks in the 115th Precinct alone last year.
Dromm recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Department of Justice officials (DOJ) to demand an investigation into these police tactics which Dromm believes are tantamount to racial profiling.
Dromm joined other members of the City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian (BLA) Caucus as well as members of the NYS Legislature’s BLA Caucus. After the meeting with the DOJ in Washington D.C., the elected officials held a press conference on the steps of the Capitol with Congressmember Yvette Clarke and Congressmember Charles Rangel, among others.
The march was a coordinated effort by many different groups of people whose lives have been negatively affected by these stop-and-frisk policies including members of the immigrant, African-American and LGBT communities.
 

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