As a young black woman living in New York, I have witnessed and experienced the problems within the police justice system first hand. One day when I was in middle school, I gave someone I knew a hug. Two seconds later, a male officer proceeded to check my coat and my hoodie to see if
I grew up in East New York, Brooklyn. In the early 2000s, safety from street violence and police violence seemed too much to ask for. As the most dangerous place to live in Brooklyn, some members of my community opted to join gangs for protection. This included protection from the largest gang in America, the
Organizers and vendors in Sunset Park’s Plaza Tonatiuh have experienced increasing harassment from NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol. So they fought back with solidarity and community power. If you’ve ever had the chance to walk through Brooklyn’s Sunset Park on a Sunday, you might’ve had the pleasure of running into Plaza Tonatiuh, a space inside the
As Summer Heats Up, The NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol Targets Vendors And Artists Trying To Make A Living The vibrant culture and jovial atmosphere of New York City’s parks are once again under attack from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. NYC’s parks have long been a site of class struggle. From
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In the aftermath of the Met Gala direct action it is abundantly clear that the powers that be intend to maintain the status quo by enforcing deafening media silence
Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio visited Rikers Island amid weeks of calls of a “humanitarian crisis” and the 12th death in the city’s jail system so far this year. While the torturous, polluted and overheated reality of city jails