Equality for Flatbush (E4F)’s Suggestions & Tactics as an Alternative to Calling 911
Released: August 9th, 2017
Updated: April 6th, 2018
Created in consultation with Anna Ortega-Williams, Phd, LMSW; Luke Peng-Patterson, LMSW ; and Imani Henry, MSW, MPA of the Radical Social Work Group.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call /text(646)820-6039
How to document NYPD/ICE Harassment
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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 call /text (646)820-6039 email@example.com for more information.
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 (646) 820-6039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Supporting the call for Justice for the families of Kimani Gray, Shantel Davis, Kyam Livingston, Akai Gurley, Delrawn Smalls and others who have endured police terror/murders.
Please Help the families of Shantel Davis and Kimani "Kiki " Gray raise $3500 to put on the annual basketball tournament , "Hoops for Justice " in East Flatbush on August 4th 2018
From Natasha Duncan, sister of Shantel Davis:
“Hoops for Justice was founded in July 2013 in remembrance of Shantel Davis & Kimani Gray, young lives that were taken by NYPD. Dozens of young men and their supporters will assemble to compete in a basketball tournament unlike any other in the neighborhood this summer. They compete not only for prizes and prestige but also to stand for a positive vision of their community. This tournament was brought together by tragedy and now we want to bring the community together in celebration of Shantel & Kimani’s life. Our youths must be protected, educated and feel safe in the neighborhood in which they reside. It is time to bring the residents of East Flatbush together to stand united against police brutality. This tournament is dedicated to the young people of East Flatbush and to all families who have lost a loved one to police brutality. Every year, we have an average of 150 young people who participate in the tournament and between 200-300 people who come from the community. Help us raise $3,500 to put this tournament on. Your donations will help pay for basketball jerseys, the equipment, the park and sound permits, food, the referees, the DJ and the trophies. Thank you for helping to honor my sister, Shantel and Kimani ‘s memory. Your support is greatly appreciated “
Natasha Duncan, sister of Shantel Davi
To learn more about the struggle for justice for Shantel Davis, Kimani Gray and why Hoops for Justice is so important to the East Flatbush community, please check out this video created for “Hoops for Justice” 2016 : https://youtu.be/_uAs4cbqmxM
#ShantelDavis #KimaniGray #BlackLivesMatter #HoopsforJustice2018
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
3/23/18 Update: Davonte Pressley’s bail was NOT lowered on 3/19.
It is set a $250K. His family now must come up with 20% of that amount which is $50K to get him out, which they can not afford. E4F is talking with organizations within the bail justice movement about next steps. In the meantime, please GIVE whatever you can – $5, $25 $100, $1,000 – to help the Pressley family make bail. You can make a donation through PayPal directly to his mother: email@example.com
On March 7th, 2018, after almost 1-year and a half in jail, bail was finally set for Davonte Pressley. 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, 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 close to 2 years in jail. He has never been convicted of a crime yet has been vilified in the press. His next court date is March 19th and we want to help his mother and siblings finally #BringDavonteHome !
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 policework@
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. E4F is 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. We want the Flatbush Business Improvement District and the NYPD to know that we denounce the economic harassment and racial profiling that is currently happening to street vendors in our neighborhood.
Please Sign & Circulate this Petition to Allow Street Vendors to be on Flatbush Avenue between 7am-7pm Monday through Saturday.
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