(THIS is the correct video, I was working fast on the road with no connection at home, mixed up the files)
On the evening of the 28th of June, Occupiers marched past the White
House to the MLK Memorial, where they held a candlelight speak-out
against New York City’s racist “stop and frisk” policy of illegally
searching Black and Brown people.
The searches rely on intimidating people into emptying pockets and
consenting to searches, making everything found admissable in court.
The behavior of the rangers and Park Police was interesting: Two days
earlier, they had stood in a line to prevent the National Alliance of
HUD Tenants (NAHT) from entering the MLK Memorial. They had a lot of
African-American marchers. Yet, when Occupy, with more white folks and a
few people of color showed up they were not interfered with even as
they sat down directly alongside the bust of King, lit candles for the
victims of NYC’s racist “Stop and Frisk” madness, and held a speakout.
This implies that what happened to NAHT as they tried to continue MLK’s
work may have differed from what happened to Occupy on the basis of
If you are stopped by the NYPD under “Stop and Frisk”, REFUSE to consent to a search, REFUSE to empty your pockets.
Anything they find by force other than a weapon cannot be used against
you in court. This could keep you from having your children taken away
by Child Protective Services over a motherfucking joint in your pocket!
Tags: Stop and Frisk, Occupy DC, anarchy, anarchists
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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