The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
SUNDAY June 4th Session 6: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Over the last several years the NYPD has undertaken dozes of large scale gang raids using vague conspiracy laws and relying on social media trolling and other forms of surveillance. A network of affected family members, legal advocates, academics, community activists, and journalists ahs formed to challenge this approach claiming that heavy handed policing and prosecutions are not the best way to deal with the very real problems facing many poor communities of color. We will describe current NYPD practices and lay out alternatives.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation:
Brooklyn College Policing and Social Justice Project
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography:
Associate professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of the forthcoming book The End of Policing by Verso Press.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography:
Community activist and citizen journalist
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation:
Legal Aid Society
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography:
Staff attorney at the Community Justice Unit at the Legal Aid Society
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography:
Community anti-violence activist and father of incarcerated son.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation:
CUNY School of Law
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography:
Professor at the CUNY School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of the criminal justice system and race. She is particularly interested in the effects of policing of minor offenses and alleged gang affiliations and the impact such policing has on the legitimacy of the criminal justice system and communities of color.
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Affiliation:
John Jay College
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Biography:
Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and leading international expert on gangs. Author of The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation and Youth Street Gangs: A Critical Appraisal.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation:
Left Forum and LA Progressive