This spring is an exciting and politically important time for our issues. PROP’s May 8th public forum, “Prosecutors: Serving the Public or Serving the Police,” featured a thoughtful, impassioned, and illuminating discussion of a heretofore neglected problem (i.e. the DAs effective complicity in abusive police practices due to their virtually unquestioning prosecution of frivolous and even bogus arrests). The stop and frisk trial in federal court is piling up evidence of racially-biased police activity with regard to filling quotas, and our upcoming mayoral forum, “Policing and Criminal Justice in in NYC,” at the Schomburg Center from 7-9 pm on June 19th will present the candidates for the city’s highest office with the opportunity to state their views on policing policies in a debate format.
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