Mayor De Blasio Tells New York City It’s Time For Equality

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 8:03 am

With an obviously peeved Michael Bloomberg in the audience, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his inauguration speech to distance himself from the class policies of the Bloomberg administration and reaffirm his support for promoting equality within America’s largest city. The inauguration opened with a speech by one of de Blasio’s biggest supporters, [...]

Silent March Opposes Stop and Frisk in NYC

By: Monday June 18, 2012 1:38 pm

I should double back to what I’ve been told was an amazing silent march yesterday against the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk policy. Several thousand took part. And perhaps fittingly, it ended with some police overreach. Two and a half hours after it began, the peaceful, disciplined march ended in mild disarray. [...]

LGBT Groups Join Civil Rights Coalition Against Stop and Frisk in NYC

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 1:50 pm

This Op-Doc from the New York Times (which they don’t let you embed) pretty powerfully shows the effect of stop-and-frisk policies in New York City on young black men in the inner city, like Tyquan Brehon. Tyquan says he was stopped 60-70 times before his 18th birthday, and he’s not alone. Over 685,000 people were [...]

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