Melissa Marched on Father’s Day to End Stop and Frisk

On Father’s Day, Melissa marched with the East Harlem contingent and tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for an end to the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk policy and racial profiling in New York City. Melissa has been an outspoken leader in the growing movement against stop and frisk and has sponsored a resolution in support of state legislation to end the thousands of unjust marijuana arrests of young men of color that result from police making them empty their pockets during stop and frisks. Melissa is supporting passage of The Community Safety Act sponsored by Council Member Jumaane Williams, which would ban racial profiling by the NYPD and seriously reform the stop & frisk policy.

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