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rubyr
rubyr

I just realized that you actually mean that you are in

NYC. Welcome!! I hope this city is very, very good to

you. If you need anything at all, email me.

rubyr
rubyr

Thanks so much, Nancy, for another great diary. 

 

This frisking policy is one of the most dehumanizing/frightening

methods of racial profiling because it can happen anywhere and

anytime for no reason at all.

 

Our controlling mayor is at the root of a lot of this!! He is a danger.

 

I have been so relieved to see this come to the full attention of the

public, recently. No one here wants this crap to go on.

 

It's bad enough that you can't walk 5 feet without being photographed.

 

Huge thanks to the Center for Constitutional Rights for all of their hard

work!!

 

 

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Stop and Frisk - another key element in the New Jim Crow and criminalizing people of color.

 

Thanks, Nancy.  Have fun in NYC!

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Stop and Frisk - another key element in criminalizing people of color - and particularly Black people.

 

Thanks, Nancy, for this timely post.

 

Happy NYC!

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Hey all - i am on and off today..NYC demands my presence :)

 

But let me just say - as anyone who has paid any attention to this city or any city -- there is plenty for police to be ding that does not involve needlessly harassing citizens of color

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @rubyr thank you ruby :) appreciate it

 

and love your city -- always the best for me

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @rubyr Bloomberg is a menace as was Rudy G before.. too ong

 

hope the CCR gets everyone some relief

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

 @rubyr I'm glad this is making a public stir, too, rubyr.  Great to see you.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

sorry for double posts - one of them didn't seem to "take" - but I guess it did!

Vikki
Vikki

 @nancy a heitzeg Welcome to the city. Hope you're staying cool (you're coming at the tail end of our first heat wave). Give a holler if you have a chance to meet up.

Vikki
Vikki

 @nancy a heitzeg In some ways, he's even more of a menace because he poses as a benevolent dictator rather than the out-and-out unfeeling tyrant that was Giuliani. For instance, while brutally slashing childcare and afterschool programs, he puts his own money forth to create a (privately-funded) initiative to supposedly help young men of color stay out of the criminal legal system. BUT, what happens when the initiative is no longer a sexy PR thing and that private funding goes away? And how much of that program addresses the racism of policing and the larger society that views young men of color as criminals? (I think you know the answer to both questions)  With Giuliani, we at least recognized that we were dealing with the devil. Bloomberg knows how to make himself seem as if he's genuinely concerned about social issues while doing all that he can to undercut the social supports that would address these problems.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @Vikki hey i am over at NCORE -- saw the PM Press people yesterday so let me know if/when you are gonna be around there

 

thanks!

Vikki
Vikki

 @nancy a heitzeg Heya, Not planning to be around NCORE, but if you have some time off from the conference, give a holler.