feature: nyc activists ticket park slope residents for minor “offences” to “show how cops treat communities of color”
By The Establishment
October 23, 2015
As reported by Waging Nonviolence, on October 18th, a group of New York Anti-police brutality activists (Police Reform Organizing Project, aka PROP) mock-ticketed white people in the gentrified Park Slope area of Brooklyn, for minor “offenses” such as jaywalking and blocking the sidewalk – offences that black people are often harassed and ticketed for by cops. Their aim: “bring attention to the profiling Black residents go through”. The founding member of PROP, Robert Ganji, says: “Part of what’s so deeply offensive about broken windows policing is that it’s a form of bullying […] It is basically targeting and harassing people who have limited resources, both politically and financially, to fight back.” And Josmar Trujillo, a member of the Coalition to End Broken Windows (one of the groups that joined PROP on the day), states: “White people are not used to getting any kind of police enforcement around low-level offenses.” CLICK HERE to read more on this story.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
Photo credit: WNV / Ashoka Jegroo
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