Media Advisory: Rally With Felix Rivera-Pitre to Follow Meeting With District Attorney's Office Regarding NYPD Inquiry

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Rally for Felix Rivera-Pitre To Follow Meeting With District Attorney’s Office About Inquiry Into NYPD Assault

Community activists will call for immediate termination of homophobic NYPD Deputy Inspector Johnny “Fists” Cardona for unprovoked assault on openly gay and HIV-positive community activist during #OWS march

 What: Rally for Felix after he meets with District Attorney Vance’s office about whether the senior NYPD officer who punched him will be held accountable.  After a short rally, Felix will head back to #OccupyWallStreet for the first time since he went into hiding after he was assaulted and the NYPD threatened to arrest him.

Who: Felix Rivera-Pitre, Attorney Ron Kuby, VOCAL-NY members

When: Monday, October 31st 10:45am

Where: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office, located at One Hogan Place (Leonard St and Baxter St at Columbus Park)

Follow updates via Twitter @VOCALNewYork or Facebook

Read more about what happened to Felix here.


Rev. Jesse Jackson with Felix Rivera-Pitre and VOCAL Organizer Jaron Benjamin after appearing on Countdown With Keith Olberman

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