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 been overturned - only that the remedies ordered in Floyd have been postponed until the 2nd Circuit hears the City's appeal in earlier 2014.
What do the Community Safety Act and Stop & Frisk court ruling really mean for Bronx residents? Join the Bronx Defenders, Justice Committee, Picture the Homeless, VOCAL-New York and Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice at the Bronx Community Safety Dinner to find out.
What: Bronx Community Safety Dinner with free food, performances and films
When: Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Betances Community Center, 547 E. 146th St @ St. Ann's Ave, Bronx, NY 10455 (2/5 train to 3rd Ave-149th St or 6 train to Brook Ave)
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.