Friday: Cornell West, Carl Dix, and Harlem Residents Join With Occupy Wall Street to End Stop and Frisk
Cornell West at Occupy Wall Street by erin m on Flickr
Occupy Wall Street has announced that it will join in solidarity with Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other supporters in Harlem this Friday to protest the NYPD’s stop and frisk policies. The march will begin at 10:30am in Zuccotti Park, take the subway to the Harlem State Building, and end at the NYPD’s 28th Precinct in Harlem.
Full text of the announcement is below:
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