Anti-Police Repression

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Equality for Flatbush (E4F)’s Suggestions & Tactics as an Alternative to Calling 911 Released: August 9, 2017

Updated: April 26, 2019

Created in consultation with Anna Ortega-Williams, Phd, LMSW; Luke Peng-Patterson, LMSW ; and Imani Henry, MSW, MPA  of the Radical Social Work Group. 

PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or 646.342.9673

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NIJaVXUlH9Wpm3CmbbkKkvpWmllxzQWWm98Z5gOK7Y4/edit?usp=sharig

www.equalityforflatbush.org

911 Alternatives-English(1)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ECgvUq86se-Qb3ZTsgMc9lgrFMWsABkI_ZhwesynRUE/edit?usp=sharing

Alternatives 911 French

911 Alternatives-Spanish page 1. (1)

911 Alternatives-Spanish page 2.

If you are a Flatbush or East Flatbush resident that has been stopped, harassed, detained, or brutalized by the NYPD/ICE or other law enforcement – PLEASE contact us to document the incident and/or obtain legal & political resources

PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or call/text (646) 820-6039

CAMPAIGNS

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CAMPAIGNS

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NYPD TRAFFIC STOP AND CHECKPOINT SURVEILLANCE

Stopped in a vehicle in #‎Brooklyn by the #‎NYPD ? Equality for Flatbush (E4F) wants to hear from drivers and passengers who have been stopped ! Community residents can fill out online surveys by clicking here  or contact PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039 for more information.

DOLLAR VAN AND CAB DRIVERS COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

Since 2013, Equality for Flatbush has fought the racial profiling and economic harassment dollar van and cab drivers along the Flatbush Avenue, Church Avenue and Utica Avenue routes.  E4F has documented drivers receiving tickets as high as $2K by the NYPD .  E4F provides a hotline specifically to document NYPD traffic stops as well as legal support.  Drivers are asked to take a picture & text your tickets/summons to PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039.

COMMUNITY PATROL WITH EAST FLATBUSH COP WATCH TEAM

Currently recruiting Flatbush/ East Flatbush residents of color to JOIN the COP WATCH TEAM

Equality for Flatbush is a proud member of the Peoples’ Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability’s East Flatbush Cop Watch Team.

More info about cop watching from Peoples’ Justice

If you are a person of color who lives in East Flatbush or Flatbush and are interested in joining the team, please contact us at: PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039.

SUPPORTING THE CALL FOR JUSTICE

Supporting the call for Justice for the families of Saheed Vassell, Dwayne Jeune, Davonte Pressley, Kimani Gray, Kyam Livingston, Shantel Davis, Akai Gurley, Delrawn Smalls and others who have endured police terror/murders.

6/7/2019 Video Documenting Police Harassment of Black High School Student at Jay Street / MetroTech  https://youtu.be/DvAn_ouVhA0

On June 7th, at aproximatelty 2:30pm, 5 NYPD plainclothes officers surrounded 1 Black male High School Student at The Jay Street / MetroTech Stop.  Fearing for her friend’s safety, a female high school student asked an E4F activist to start filming.

 

Much thanks to the E4F activists who filmed and edited this video.

 

If you are a Brooklyn resident that has been stopped, harassed, detained, or brutalized by the police – PLEASE contact Equality for Flatbush to document it and/or obtain legal resources at PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039.

 

 

#NoCommunityOccupation #EndBrokenWindows #WatchTheCops

UPDATE on Davonte Pressley’s  Legal Case & Urgent Appeal for Funds to pay for his legal defense.

E4F has pledged to raise $7,500 for Davonte’s defense.

#FreeDavonate  #BlackLivesMatter #SayHisName #JusticeforDavonte

New E4F video on the struggle to raise bail for Davonte Pressley 

DONATE TODAY to #BringDavonteHome!

https://youtu.be/MKLk60cd7OM

Davonte’s bail was set at 250k, leaving his family to come up with 20% (50k) to get him out which they cannot afford. Please make a donation with whatever you can through PayPal: paulettepressley@gmail.com

Video by Hazel Field for the E4F Video Strike Force 

Background:

Davonte Pressley is a 25-year old Black spoken-word artist and lifelong East Flatbush resident.  He is also a man living with a mental health condition who called 911 for help on October 23rd, 2016.  When officers from the 67th PCT arrived at the scene, Davonte was shot 3 times by NYPD Officer Miguel Gonsalves.  9 months later, on July 31st, this same officer Miguel Gonsalves, would shoot and kill Dwayne Jeune, another young Black East Flatbush resident, whose mother also simply called 911 for help.

Fortunately, Davonte Pressley survived being shot, but endured 19 hours in surgery and has now spent close to 2 years in jail for daring to reach out for help. He has never been convicted of a crime yet has been vilified in the press. Please donate and help us #BringDavonteHome

#HealthcareNotHandcuffs #BringDavonteHome #BlackLivesMatter 

If you are a Flatbush or East Flatbush resident that has been stopped, harassed, detained, or brutalized by the police – PLEASE contact Equality for Flatbush  to document it and/or obtain legal resources at policeworkequalityforflatbush.org  or call /text(646)820-6039 

En Español:  EnEspanol@equalityforflatbush.org or call/text  (862) 438-5060  

En Kréyol:  EnKreyol@equalityforflatbush.org  or call/text (707) 200-3692

www.equalityforflatbush.org 

FLATBUSH/EAST FLATBUSH STREET VENDOR ORGANIZING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE STREET VENDOR PROJECT

Street vendors are the lifeline of Flatbush and East Flatbush by providing  unique and vital services that community residents heavily rely on. The vast majority of street vendors are Flatbush and East Flatbush residents who shop and send their children to school within the  community.  But gentrification has made their lives unbearable with street harassment and heavy ticketing at upwards of $2K by the NYPD. Between 2016 – 2017, E4F began fighting the current NYC policy that prohibits street vendors to be on Flatbush Ave between Parkside Avenue and Avenue H from 7am-7pm Monday through Saturday. The police enforcement of this ordinance successfully pushed street vendors off the corners of Church and Flatbush particularly in 2017.  

 

 

 

E4F’s street vendor leadership, majority monolingual Spanish speakers, carried out a relentless campaign to stop the police harassment. We partnered with the Street Vendor Project, we met with the Flatbush Business Improvement District, The Small Business Administration, and the NYPD. We conducted a community selfie and petition campaign, attended the monthly 70th PCT community and created a film to denounce the economic harassment and racial profiling of street vendors in our neighborhood.  By the summer of 2018, through these actions, E4F’s vendor leadership SUCCESSFULLY brought back their fellow vendors to the Church / Flatbush intersection and stopped the rampant NYPD harassment . 

 

While the struggle to stop the economic harassment and racial profiling of East / Flatbush street vendors continues,  E4F’s street vendor leadership demonstrated that when you fight, you win!

WATCH #Brooklyn #NoSeVende : New Spanish-language documentary short by #EqualityforFlatbush on the fight against economic harassment and racial profiling of the street vendors in #Flatbush and #EastFlatbush

GET HELP

If you are a Brooklyn resident who is experiencing tenant or police harassment/repression please contact us immediately:
In English: (646)820-6039
En Español: (862) 438-5060
En Kréyol: (707) 200-3692

2273 Church Avenue

POB# 260123

Brooklyn, NY 11226

 

B4G@equalityforflatbush.org

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