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VOCAL-NY Applauds Override of Mayor Adams’ Vetoes on the How Many Stops Act and Ban on Solitary Confinement

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS OVERRIDE OF MAYOR ADAMS VETOES ON THE HOW MANY STOPS ACT AND BAN ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ undemocratic vetoes of the How Many Stops Act and legislation to ban solitary confinement. In response, VOCAL-NY released the […]

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VOCAL-NY Blasts Mayor Adams For Vetoing How Many Stops Act

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY BLASTS MAYOR ADAMS FOR VETOING HOW MANY STOPS ACT NEW YORK – Today, in response to Mayor Adams veto of the How Many Stops Act — a bill that would ensure transparency from the NYPD and promote community safety in our city — VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, Organizing

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Looking Ahead to 2024: Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose and Criminalization by Building Safe and Thriving Communities

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024: SOLVING ONGOING CRISES OF HOMELESSNESS, OVERDOSE AND CRIMINALIZATION BY BUILDING SAFE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul Refuse to Invest in New York, New Report Shows it’s Forcing the Working Class to Flee See VOCAL-NY’s 2024 Legislative Platform Online Here NEW YORK

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PIX11: Officers in Kawaski Trawick’s death may not be disciplined: report

What’s seen next on the bodycam video, which the NYPD didn’t release for more than a year-and-a-half after the incident, angers Jawanza Williams, the director of organizing at Vocal-NY, a citizens’ advocacy group that’s worked closely with the Trawick Family. “They failed to render aid,” Williams said, referring to images captured on video from both

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MAYOR ADAMS MUST ACT: AMIDST THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT RIKERS ISLAND, LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES DEMAND DECARCERATION

CONTACT: Jada Shannon, jada@vocal-ny.org At least 42 people have died under Department of Correction (DOC) custody since 2021, with more than half of these deaths occurring under Mayor Adams’ administration Advocates present list of demands calling for Mayor Adams to make decarceration the focus of city policy to make good on his promise to follow

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RIKERS RECEIVERSHIP MUST DECARCERATE: VOCAL-NY RELEASES DEMANDS TO FOCUS RECEIVERSHIP ON CLOSING RIKERS

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org Demands Released Ahead of the Thursday’s Federal Monitor Hearing on Rikers Receivership NEW YORK — As a federal judge considers shifting management responsibility of Rikers Island to a receiver, VOCAL-NY released a fact sheet with public education and demands for receivership that moves New York City closer to decarceration. “The mere existence of Rikers is a humanitarian violation,

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Mayor Adams’ Budget Fails New Yorkers: VOCAL-NY Warns of Devastating Consequences to Come

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 MAYOR ADAMS’ BUDGET FAILS NEW YORKERS: VOCAL-NY WARNS OF DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES TO COME VOCAL-NY Joins Allies in Calling on Councilmembers to Vote NO on the Budget NEW YORK — Today, in response to a press conference announcing a handshake deal on Mayor Adams’ dangerous budget proposal, which includes a $2 billion

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VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS DISMISSAL OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS TIED TO CONVICTED NYPD OFFICERS; CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS DISMISSAL OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS TIED TO CONVICTED NYPD OFFICERS; CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Dismissed Over 300 Cases Brought by NYPD Officers Convicted of Crimes Related to Their Work NYS Assembly Will Come Back Into Session to Discuss Remaining Legislation Including

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VOCAL-NY Calls For How Many Stops Act Following Increase in NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Tactics

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CALLS FOR HOW MANY STOPS ACT FOLLOWING INCREASE IN NYPD’S STOP AND FRISK TACTICS NEW YORK — Following reports that NYPD “pedestrian stops increased about 70%” under the Adams’ administration, VOCAL-NY released the following quote, attributable to Susan Hadley and Jon McFarlane, VOCAL-NY Leaders: “It comes as no surprise that police stops have

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