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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Loyda Colon 347-622-3504

August 4th, 2008 Contact: Kate Mikuliak 212-677-1077



DAYBOOK ITEM/PHOTO DESK



NYC Outraged By

Cops Gone Wild!

WHAT: A Press conference to denounce Cops Gone Wild, a call for an end to the criminalization of those who lawfully document police activities. Speakers will also address the lack of discipline for those who harass, intimidate, and physically assault New Yorkers, especially those Officers who intentionally makes false official statements regarding their misconduct.



WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10 am

WHERE: In front of One Police Plaza



The latest episodes of police brutality and misconduct captured on video will be the focus of a press conference on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10am, in front of One Police Plaza. The event will bring together an unprecedented number of elected officials, social justice organizations and civil rights groups who are outraged and determined to put a stop to police brutality and the criminalization of those who document it.







Among the groups and individuals expected are: Attorney Norman Siegel, Audre Lorde Project, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Casa Atabex Ache, Center for Constitutional Rights, Council Members Rosie Mendez and Charles Barron, Free Wheels Bicycle Defense Fund, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project, International Action Center, I-Witness Video, Justice Committee, Make The Road New York, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Peoples' Justice for Community Control & Police Accountability, Social Justice Leadership, Times Up! Environmental Group and VAMOS Unidos.





Click here to watch a 12 minute video showing NYPD officers harass and arrest cyclists and those documenting these arrests during one ride last year: http://glassbeadcollective. blip. tv/file/784711/

Click here to watch video of NYPD officer repeatedly beating a handcuffed army veteran on the ground with a metal Baton: http://www. nypost. com/seven/07292008/news/regionalnews/2nd_video_gives_nypd_black_eye_122136. htm

Click here to watch video of Officer Patrick Pogan violently knocking Christopher Long off his bicycle on July 25th: http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ









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Please note my new email address

Jesus.Gonzalez@maketheroadny.org

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Jesus Gonzalez

Police Accountability Organizer

Youth Power Project

301 Grove Street

Brooklyn, NY 11237

718.418.

7690 (office)

718.418.

9635 (fax)

718.812.

3760 (mobile)

http://www. maketheroadny. org



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MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK

THE COMING TOGETHER OF

LATIN AMERICAN INTEGRATION CENTER

And MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING

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I am Nu, The Only One, without equal and I came into being at the time of my flood I originated in the primeval void. I brought my body into existence through my own potency. I made myself and formed myself in accordance with my own desire. That which emanated from me was under my control.
-Egyptian Coffin Texts

In the beginning there was Existence alone-One only, without a second. He, the One, thought to himself: Let me be many, let me grow forth. Thus out of himself he projected the universe; and having projected the universe out of himself the universe he entered into every being.
-Chandogya Upanishad