28 May 2014
End NYPD Targeting Political Activists
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 13:05:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Ending NYPD targeting of political activists
I wanted to ask you to consider supporting our complaint filed May 27th (on
the first day in office) with the new Inspector General of the NYPD to end
police operations targeting activists by taking the actions we're calling
and by sending this out to your networks.
Here's the story,
the NYTimes broke on Monday, followed up on by WNYC and the wires:
And the complaint can be downloaded
which we encourage you to read (note we're not lawyers; just activists like
you trying to stop something we know is wrong, wasteful and damaging).
Here's a sample letter people can use to take action (modify to improve or
Greetings Mayor de Blasio:
I would like you to take concrete steps to stop police operations targeting
political activists. Your IG has a mandate to protect civil liberties. He
and the City Council and Mayor should take the recommendations outlined in
the complaint filed yesterday by Friends of Brad Will to serve that mandate,
protect civil liberties of New Yorkers, and stop wasting precious taxpayer
dollars on ridiculous unlawful and harmful police operations.
I look forward to hearing you speak out in support of the recommendations
in that complaint and to hearing back from you in writing about the concrete
steps your Administration is taking to end intrusive police operations targeting
activists once and for all.
Your Name Here