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Jazz Hayden asks Raymond Santana if people should be surprised with the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial considering the jury and everyone else involved with the case was white.
A former Sanford, Florida resident speaks about her experience living there and her feelings on George Zimmerman's not guilt verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Shaka Shakur - community activist and member of, The People's Survival Program, speaks to the crowd of supporters and the NYPD outside of the 32nd precinct in Harlem. He emphasizes the importance of using a the video camera as a weapon against police abuse in our community.
Students are Organizing against Police in Schools
People Power Movement - Bronx, NY – A group of Bronx residents gathered on Monday, May 7th, at 3:30pm across the street from Lehman High School and marched to the 45th NYPD precinct to file a lawsuit against two police officers accused of harassment against Lehman High School student Malik Ayala.
Less than two weeks later, Ayala noticed a young man being arrested in the subway and began to record the police actions with his cell phone. Officers demanded to see the phone, slammed him against the wall, and searched him despite Ayala’s refusal to agree to let them do so, which was his legal right. Once again, Ayala was served with a summons for disorderly conduct.
This is not a unique case. Local youth, predominantly of color, often go through the same experience daily in their schools and communities. On Monday May 7th we will march with fellow students and residents of the Bronx community to file complaints against officers who are harassing youth of color.
In schools where the majority of the student body is comprised of youth of color from working backgrounds, young people are treated not as students, but as criminals. There are metal detectors, peace officers, and the NYPD is called in routinely. Apparently the aim is to condition the students to be subjects of a police state, to create an atmosphere of intimidation and to establish a pipeline from schools to prisons.
The beginning of 2012 has been marked by the NYPD's rein of terror. First, NYPD officers brutally beat 19 year old Jateik Reed then days later they forcefully broke into the Bronx home of 18 year old Ramarley Graham where they killed him in cold blood. Activists and community members organized to rally against the inhumane and terrorist tactics that the NYPD continuously inflict on Black and Brown communities with Stop and Frisk and unwarranted surveillance and harrassment in these communities. The People want answers and demand that the NYPD are convicted of these crimes against humanity.
Videos of Rally
NYPD is Guilty - 42nd Precinct
In Front of Jateik's Building
"An Eye for an Eye"
Pack the Courthouse in support of
Jateik and his family.
Monday - Feb. 6th - 9am
Bronx Criminal Court
265 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY
Ramarley Graham, an 18 year old boy was shot and killed by the NYPD in his Bronx home on E229th street. Community members, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, and retired NYPD detective, Chuck Berkely rallied in solidarity against police brutality, stop and frisk, and the NYPD terrorist tactics in the Black community.
R.I.P. Ramarley Graham
Occupy The Courts!
Bro. Shaka Shakur, a coordinator of the Peoples Survival Program in Harlem was arrested at work after a taskforce of police agents raided his apartment in the Bronx with a baseless warrant. In the course of the raid the police also took the opportunity to violate the home of veteran Black Panther Cyril "Bullwhip" Innis under the guise of an alleged search for illegal weapons.
PRESS CONFERENCE/COURT HOUSE RALLY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 9:00AM THE BRONX COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT Part B
Video of Bro. Shaka discussing his upcoming court case at a press Conference in support Joseph "Jazz" Hayden, another Harlem community leader under attack by the NYPD. January 12, 2012.
Save The Date and come out on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 as we collectively "Occupy The Bronx Courthouse" in support of those who actively fight against Police Terror by the NYPD.
Additionally, Thanks to the very successful fundraising event organized by CEMOTAP; We now only need a balance of $2,500.00 to cover the legal expenses for Bro. Shaka Shakur.
For those who were unable to attend this community fundraiser and still wish to contribute to the legal expenses needed to win this case; We ask that you please make out your check or moneyorder payable to our attorney
Michael W. Warren with a notation for the Shaka Shakur Defense Fund and to then Mail Your Support Contribution To:
Michael W. Warren, P.C.
580 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11238
For more information contact:
Phone - 212-650-5008
Emails - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Panthershepcat@aol.com
Directions to Bronx Criminal Court:
215 East 161st Street (near Sherman & Sheridan Avenues) C, D or 4 train to the Yankee Stadium/161st Street Station. BX 6 or BX 13 to East 161st Street & Sheridan Avenue; the BX 1 to East 161st Street & Grand Concourse
A Statment of Thanks and Blessings From Shaka
JOIN US ON THE STEPS OF THE MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT
IN SUPPORT OF HARLEM COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
JOSEPH “JAZZ” HAYDEN
JANUARY 19, 2012
100 CENTRE STREET
A LONGSTANDING MONITOR OF POLICE CONDUCT AND THE RECENT VICTIM OF
AN ILLEGAL STOP AND FRISK AND RETALIATORY ARREST.
POLICE MISCONDUCT IN OUR
Charles Barron, City Council
King Downing, American Friends Service Committee
Liz Fink, civil rights attorney
Kassandra Frederique, Policy Associate, Drug Policy Alliance
Robert Gangi, Senior Policy Advocate, Urban Justice Center
Jazz Hayden, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
Sarah Kunstler, civil rights attorney
Rev. Stephen Phelps, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church
Yusef Salaam, defendant in the Central Park jogger case
Chet Whye, Executive Director, Harlem4 Center for Change
Jumaane Williams, City Council
Nahal Zamani, Advocacy and Program Manager, Government Misconduct and Racial Justice, Center for Constitutional Rights
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