Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten John Foy said that their arrests were a form of racial profiling and were the product of a policing culture that had been exacerbated by the department’s stop-question-and frisk policies, which critics say are aimed unfairly at young blacks and Latinos. They said they were now seeking not just reprimands for the officers and their immediate supervisors, but also systemic changes in police practices.
Brooklyn City Council Jumaane Williams and Kirsten john Foley, Community Affairs director for Public Advocate Bill deBlasio at a news conference on City Hall after their arrest Sunday at the West Indian Parade.
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Manhattan BP Scott Stringer, Congresswoman Yvette Clark and NY State Senator Eric Adams at today's news conference protesting the NYPD mistreament of Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten John Foy.
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Council persons Fernando Cabrera and Letitia James at news conference with Councilman Jumaane Williams and clergy.
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Coulcilman Jumaane and Kirsten John Foy answer questions from the press.
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