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STATEMENT FROM #CLOSErikers ON THE RECENT REPORT FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND INCARCERATION REFORM

“The second report from the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform reaffirms the need, and offers some important recommendations for the central demand that the #CLOSErikers campaign has relentlessly and successfully organized toward for the past two years: the shuttering of the Rikers Island Jail Complex and a dramatically different […]

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On April 4, Sy was gunned down by NYPD officers. He was shot at 19 times.

Stand with Crown Heights residents to demand justice for Sy Vassell and all victims of excessive police violence TODAY at 6:30pm at the 71st Precinct.

RSVP to brandon@justleadershipusa.org
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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we honor a man who gave his life so we all could be free. Together, we will reach that mountaintop & restore #JUSTICE to America.

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#FREEnewyork
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