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.
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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
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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@
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.
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@
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@
#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!
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: email@example.com
Video by Hazel Field for the E4F Video Strike Force
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!
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
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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