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Gangs, Raids And Conspiracy: New York's Addiction To Incarceration

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You are invited to a very important community forum for both youth advocates & families that live in or near New York City housing projects. The admission is free.

the event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at St. Mary's Church (521 West 126th, between Amsterdam and Old Broadway) in Harlem.

Are raids and conspiracy helping or hurting communities of color? 

The NYPD has launched dozens if military-style "gang" raids across the city, leading to the arrests of indictments of hundreds of mostly young Blacks and Latinos from the city's poorest neighborhoods. Prosecutors then use complex conspiracy laws to force the majority to take plea deals for things they may or may not have done. Federal law enforcement officials, including the Department of Homeland Security, are now intimately involved. 

Join us for a public discussion with family members, legal advocates, academics and journalists on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. #StopTheRaids

Speakers

Taylonn Murphy Sr., Parent and activist
Paula Clarke., Parent and advocate
Babe Howell, CUNY Law Professor
Anita Abedian, Journalist
Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College Professor

 

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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.