OWS Stop & Frisk Rally
- What:Rally at Occupy Wall Street in support of non-violent Civil Disobedience in Harlem
- Where:Friday October 21
- 10:30 am at Zuccotti Park, Broadway & Liberty Street
- New York, NY, October 20, 2001 –
- Endorsement of the following pledge was issued through a consensus at the general assembly at occupy wall street:
- This Friday we will be marching to put a stop to the illegal stop and frisk policy of the NYPD. Cornell West, Carl Dix, and many other supporters will join supporters of Occupy Wall Street in solidarity to carry out civil disobedience. Organizers and supporters will be meeting up tomorrow at 10:30 am at Zuccotti Park. We will be marching to the train station, then proceeding to the Harlem State Building. From there we will make our arrival at our destination to NYPD 28th precinct.
- According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, during the first six months of 2011, 362,150 people were stopped by the police. 317,376 were totally innocent. 184,186 were black. 119,853 were Latino. 33,805 were white. Those numbers are appalling, and overly disproportionate.
- At 10:30 am participants in Occupy Wall Street will be available to speak about this outrageous reality and why they are joining in and supporting the non violent civil disobedience in Harlem.
- Press contact from the Stop, stop and frisk working group at Occupy Wall Street: Alice 347-721-8980 or John 347-604-4049