Tonight, Friday, 10/21: Gathering at Columbus Circle around midnight for a concert with Pete Seeger; his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger; Arlo Guthrie; and Suzanne Vega. See Live Stream’s below for possible coverage.
Images of march happening (Friday afternoon) in Harlem:
Update at 2:52pm: Some people calmly arrested, as they planned, as Civil Disobedience.
A policeman or small group of policeman kind of harassed and bullied a photographer into a confrontation, and then arrested him. That was wrong. I will call the photographer the “extra arrestee”. Will try to update you on that. It was bogus, hyper-testosterone fascism.
Update at 3:51pm: A Live Stream host says the arrestees were taken to the 33rd Precinct in NYC. You can try to call the precinct and remind them to be kind, and not to arrest people for Free Speech again.
“We say NO to the new Jim Crow: Stop and Frisk has got to go!”
“Cease and Desist. Stop ‘Stop and Frisk’”
Cornel Westand other important people are doing a Civil Disobedience and are expected to be arrested. List of supporters of this march from a Huffington Post article:
Cornel West, Professor, Author, Public Intellectual
Rev. Stephen Phelps, Interim Senior Minister of Riverside Church
Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can’t Wait
Rev. Omar Wilks, Union Pentecostal Church
Prof. Jim Vrettos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Elaine Brower, Military Mom and World Can’t Wait
Related Post and background at onthewilderside: here
Excerpt from that article:
The NYPD is on track to stop and interrogate a record number of totally innocent New Yorkers in 2011, according to police reports analyzed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. During the first half of 2011, police made more than 317,000 stops of completely innocent New Yorkers – the overwhelming majority of whom were black and Latino. The reports come on the same day as the Associated Press reported on an intelligence program focusing on Muslim communities.
“The NYPD is making entire New York City neighborhoods Constitution-free zones,” said Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union…
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