CCR proudly endorses the Citywide Cop Watch Training Series happening between September 30th and October 30th, and we encourage all New Yorkers to RSVP and attend. Every day we see and hear of more and more cases of police brutality. Eric Garner (Staten Island), Alejandro Rodriquez (Queens), Ronald Johns (Harlem), Rosan Miller (Brooklyn), and Santiago Hernandez (Bronx) are all New Yorkers who were brutalized or killed by the NYPD in 2014 alone. We know about their cases because there is video documentation, taken by brave New Yorkers.
Monitoring and documenting the police – a practice known as “Cop Watch” – helps gather evidence of police misconduct and can help deter and de-escalate brutality. However, Cop Watching is not without risks and is not always easy to do. That's why CCR supports the New York Citywide Cop Watch Training Series.
Citywide Cop Watch Training Series Schedule
Training 1 – Bronx: Tues. Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30pm, 360 East 161st St. (BxD Office)
Training 2 – Manhattan: Mon. Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30pm, 55 Hester St. (CAAAV Office)
Training 3 – Queens: Wed. Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30pm, 72-18 Roosevelt Ave., 2nd floor (DRUM Office)
Training 4 – Staten Island: Tue. Oct. 21st, 7-9pm, 161 Port Richmond Ave (Make the Road Office) RSVP on Facebook Here
Training 5 – Brooklyn: Thurs. Oct. 30, 7-9pm, 141 Rogers Ave. (Judah International Christian Center) RSVP on Facebook Here
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training series endorsers (list in formation)
5 Borough Defenders, Anti-Violence Project, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, New York Harm Reduction Educators, Picture the Homeless, Public Science Project at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Streetwise and Safe, The Bronx Defenders, DRUM South Asian Organizing Center, Jews For Racial & Economic Justice, Scientific Soul Sessions, Movement In Motion, Next Youth Coalition, a new black arts movement, Urban Beat Academy, Freebrook Academy, Universal Zulu Nation - Chapter Noble 9 Zulus, Center for Constitutional Rights.