On October 31, 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted the City's request for a stay on the stop-and-frisk remedies mandated by the Federal district court in Floyd v City of New York. This does not mean that Floyd has not been overturned - only that the remedies ordered in Floyd have been postponed until the 2nd Circuit hears the City's appeal in earlier 2014.
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Brooklyn Movement Center, The Brooklyn NAACP, Brooklyn Alliance for Safer Streets (BASS), Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund will host a town hall meeting on next steps in countering racially biased policing.
Central Brooklyn residents will have an opportunity to hear from community organizations, attorneys and elected officials on the impact of these two victories, what real changes our communities can expect, and next steps to strengthen community accountability of the NYPD. The most recent decision by the 2nd circuit on the Floyd v City of New York lawsuit will be clarified.
What: Emergency Town Hall meeting on Stop and Frisk
When: Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (A/C to Nostrand Av)
RSVP and find more information on Facebook event page here.
Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit filed against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop-and frisks. These NYPD practices have led to a dramatic increase in the number of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks per year in the city, with the majority of stops in communities of color.