Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.

NY Daily News: Police Must Release Body Cam Footage of Fatal Shooting of Individual during Mental Health Crisis

June 12, 2020

NYLPI’s efforts to reform the City’s inappropriate response to mental health crises have been pivotal in exposing police violence in our communities. In our commitment for complete transparency and accountability, we launched a series of legal challeng …

WNYC Runs Story About Policing Mental Health Crises Based On NYLPI-Obtained Bodycam Footage

October 28, 2019

WNYC Reporter Cindy Rodriguez ran a story about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to reform police responses to mental health crises, today, based on audio gathered from bodycam footage of the shooting, secured by NYLPI under freedom of information laws. Po …

NY Post: “Mayor’s $37M mental health plan is a one-page press release”

October 24, 2019

NYLPI’s director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, was quoted in a New York Post story today about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mental health crisis response plan, which was  issued on Tuesday. Post reporter Julia Marsh discovered that the mayor’s moote …

Responding To Mayor’s Plans On Mental Health: We Already Ask Enough Of Law Enforcement

October 22, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, was quoted in an article in The City this morning, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plans to reform the way that New York copes with people who are suffering with mental health crises: “It …

After NYLPI Wins Landmark Legal Rulings, NYPD Pledges Release of Body Camera Footage Policy This Month

October 18, 2019

Gotham Gazette reports today on the New York Police Department’s plans to finally publish a formal policy regarding the release of body-worn camera footage, following NYLPI’s recent achievement of landmark legal rulings forcing the NYPD to turn over bo …

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