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Title 28 People Arrested at 73 Precinct-Rally & Civil Disobedience in Brownsville
 
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Description New York, NY, November 2, 2011: -- A successful, peaceful civil disobedience action which included many from the Brooklyn community of Brownsville joining activists from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network occurred on Tuesday, November 1. Twenty-eight people were arrested in front of the 73rd Precinct and taken to the 77th Precinct for processing. Carl Dix was the last person released in a prolonged, punitive processing at approximately 2:50 AM.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br/>Nick Malinowski 631-278-9472 <br/>Monica Behney 804-363-2146 <br/>Elaine Brower 917-520-0767 <br/><br/><img border="0" src="/img/maillink.gif"/> <a href="mailto:Press.stopmassincarceration@gmail.com">Press.stopmassincarceration@gmail.com</a> <br/><br/>New York, NY, November 2, 2011: -- A successful, peaceful civil disobedience action which included many from the Brooklyn community of Brownsville joining activists from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network occurred on Tuesday, November 1. Twenty-eight people were arrested in front of the 73rd Precinct and taken to the 77th Precinct for processing. Carl Dix was the last person released in a prolonged, punitive processing at approximately 2:50 AM. Three people remained in custody overnight and should have been arraigned Friday evening. Out of the 28 people arrested, 1/3 of them had been arrested at a similar action on October 21, demanding an end to the stop and frisk policy. <br/><br/>Among the many arrested included: Rev. Luis Barrios, professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice; Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party; Randy Credico, social comedian/activist and former director of the William Kuntsler Fund for Racial Justice; Margaret Ratner Kuntsler, widow of the late William Moses Kuntsler; and Gbenga Akinnagbe, the actor who portrayed Chris Partlow on the TV show &quot;The Wire.&quot; <br/><br/>Those arrested, and also the organizers of this event, are available for interviews. <br/><br/>Coverage of the protest were found at the Washington Post; Channel 12 News; and Democracy Now! <br/> <br/>Under its controversial ‘stop and frisk’ program, the NYPD detains 2,000 people every day. Communities throughout New York City are standing up through non-violent civil disobedience to demand accountability for abusive practices targeting groups the police assume to be politically powerless. <br/><br/>The growing public attention around the controversial policy comes at a time of tremendous turmoil within the NYPD. In addition to contention in the upper ranks of the police force around ‘stop and frisk,’ a raft of scandals has wracked the department with allegations ranging from planting drug evidence on innocent residents, to ticket fixing, gun-running and general lawlessness. <br/><br/>Violent attacks on protesters at Occupy Wall Street have brought the illegal practices of the NYPD further into the national spotlight, drawing attention to long-standing and under-reported systemic oppression here in New York. <br/><br/>Click here for plans to continue these protests. <br/>----- <br/>Media Liaison Team <br/>&quot;Stop Mass Incarceration: We're Better Than That!&quot; Network <br/>c/o P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station <br/>New York City, New York 10002-0900 <br/>Phone: 973-756-7666 or 866-841-9139 x2670 * Email: <img border="0" src="/img/maillink.gif"/> <a href="mailto:stopmassincarceration@ymail.com">stopmassincarceration@ymail.com</a> <br/>Web: www.stopmassincarceration.tumblr.com <br/><br/><br/>The &quot;Stop Mass Incarceration: We're Better Than That!&quot; Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Tax-deductible contributions accepted, and checks should be made payable to the &quot;Alliance for Global Justice, with &quot;Mass Incarceration Network&quot; in the memo line. Other forms of contributions also accepted. <br/>
 
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