In “Street Talk” we discuss the most outrageous things that have been said or done to us on the street, and some of the ways we’ve reacted. Also in this installment, in the wake of Staten Island resident Eric Garner’s death at the hands of NYPD, we ask what has changed in Central Brooklyn policing since the recent passage of police reform legislation in the City Council.
Amaka Okechukwu, a member of BMC’s collective, No Disrespect
Ruby-Beth Buitekant, a Crown Heights based youth organizer
1. ish- people-say-to-me: It’s summer! Which means free concerts, trips to Coney Summer means street harassment season round these parts, and we are smack dab in the middle of it. What are the most outrageous things that have been said or done to you in the street, and what are some ways to react?
2. The Block is Hot: It’s one year after NYC social justice organizations got a huge success in the form of two City Council bills aimed at reforming aggressive policing policies. Has a difference in citywide policy translated to change at the precinct level? How’s it goin’ down in Central Brooklyn?
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