#ThisStopsToday is calling for eleven days of action – one day for each of Eric Garner’s cries of “I Can’t Breathe” before he died – across NYC starting Wednesday, Dec 10th ending on Saturday Dec 20th. During these 11 days, #TheStopsToday is continuing the call for accountability and justice for Garner and all other victims of police brutality and violence.
#ThisStopsToday is a collaboration of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), Million Hoodies and Freedom Side. CPR organizations that are leading this effort include: Justice Committee, Make the Road New York, VOCAL-NY, ColorofChange, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, New York Civil Liberties Union and Center for Popular Democracy.
On their website, the collaboration writes:
We demand an end to discriminatory and abusive policing by the NYPD. Identifying reforms and evaluating systemic change should be led and evaluated by affected communities. In NYC, these are primarily low-income communities of color, including: Black and Latino New Yorkers, youth, immigrants, LGBT and gender non-conforming people, women, people who are homeless, people with disabilities, and those perceived to be Muslim. The following demands are NYC-specific, though we are in solidarity with many national demands that have been put forward.
The list of specific demands are listed under several categories: (1) Accountability for NYPD use of excessive and deadly force, as well as abuse, (2) End discriminatory and abusive NYPD policies and practices, and (3) Transparency of NYPD discriminatory enforcement and use of excessive and deadly force.
To learn more about #ThisStopsToday check out their full website here.