T’ruah: New York Police Reform Resources

T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) have partnered in New York City on a campaign to bring better accountability to the NYPD. Between spying on Muslim Americans or the practice of “stop and frisk” which targets communities of color, it is clear that the NYPD is relying on tactics that do not result in terrorism leads or finding illegal guns, but do damage and frighten New York’s citizens. What does it mean when one worries that if one goes out for a bag of potato chips at 2AM, one might be frisked by police? Why should students on a university-sponsored trip have to worry about an informant in their mix? It is time that the Jewish community of New York City join the call for an inspector general for the NYPD and other meaningful reforms and oversight mechanisms.

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