Police accountability

  • Give full investigative abilities and real power to an elected Civilian Review Board in order to address police brutality and hold officers accountable.
  • Demilitarize the NYPD and end police surveillance of our neighborhoods.
  • Defund the NYPD. Divert funds from NYPD and Department of Corrections and reinvest that money into our communities thereby preventing crime by addressing “root-cause” issues such as poverty and mental health. Invest instead in education, youth services, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, healthcare access and establishing new approaches to conflict resolution.
  • Call for a substantial increase in funding to the New York City Commission on Human Rights so that more New Yorkers can be afforded effective legal recourse against discrimination in employment, housing and law enforcement.