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U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Hosts New York City Elected Officials on Capitol Hill for End Racial Profiling Advocacy Day

On Thursday, June 7th, from 1-3PM EST, U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke, welcomes New York Assemblyman Karim Camara, and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams along with members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus and the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus to examine the implications of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) stop-and-frisk practices.  In a briefing on Capitol Hill, they will discuss concerns regarding discriminatory policing practices surrounding stop-and- frisk’s affects on urban communities nationwide.  They will also be joined by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), Communities United for Police Reform, Center for Constitutional Rights, American Civil Liberties Coalition and the NAACP.


From 12 noon EST to 12:45PM EST, a press conference will be held to highlight the negative affects stop- and-frisk has had on New York City residents and how it is being used as racial profiling.  Elected officials and advocacy groups will also urge the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to investigate the abuses of stop-and-frisk.


What:                          NYPD Racial Profiling Practices Briefing

Where:                       House Visitors Center Room 201 (HVC 201)

When:                         Press Conference:

                                    Capitol Hill House Triangle  
Thursday, June 7th from 12NOON EST- 12:45PMEST

                                     Stop -and -Frisk Briefing: 
                                     House Visitors Center Room 201 (HVC 201)
                                     Thursday, June 7th from 1-3PM EST

                                    NOTE: (The Briefing is CLOSED to the MEDIA)

Who:                           U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)

                                    NY Assemblyman Karim Camara

                                    NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams

                                    Senator Kevin Parker

                                    NY Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry

                                    NY Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.

                                    NY Assemblywoman Barbara Clark

                                    NY Assemblyman Nick Perry

                                    NYC Councilmember Daniel Dromm

                                    NYC Councilmember Brad Lander

                                    NYC Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito

                                    NYC Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez

                                    NYC Councilmember Deborah Rose

                                    Advocacy Groups:

                                    New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

                                    Communities United for Police Reform

                                    Center for Constitutional Rights

                                    American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC)

                                    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People