Resisting NYPD Gang Policing

Host/Sponsor: 
The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
Room: 
1.76
Timeslot: 
SUNDAY June 4th Session 6: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Abstract: 
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: 
Alex
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Vitale
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: 
Josmar
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Trujillo
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Community activist and citizen journalist
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Anthony
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Posada
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: 
Taylonn
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Murphy
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Community anti-violence activist and father of incarcerated son.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Babe
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Howell
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: 
David
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name: 
Brotherton
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: 
Alex
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Vitale
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Brooklyn College

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