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Stop Mass Incarceration & NYPD's Stop and Frisk

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Tonight I am joined by members of the organization Stop Mass Incarceration. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated.

ManI Tafari is a criminal lawyer and attended St.Lawrence University where he participated in the Mens Prison Program (where college students shared life experiences with incarcarated brothers). In law school he participated in clinics geared at protecting the legal rights of indigent immigrant clients. Tafari currently works on Rikers Island where he represents New York Parolees in violation proceedings. He sees stop and frisk as initiating  a slow death on the Black and Brown population of NYC.
Noche Lares is one of the young freedom fighter who took up the call from Cornel West and Carl Dix for a campaign of Civil Disobedience targeting the NYPD Stop and Frisk policy as part of raising the level of resistance to Mass Incarceration. Noche is also part of a group of revolutionaries who initiated the People's Neighborhood Patrol in Harlem to stand up against illegal and illegitimate police activity against the people. While he himself has been a victim of Stop and Frisk and other harassment by police, he comes into this struggle in the spirit of Carl Dix, as part of working for revolution to put an end to all oppression.