We. Are. Powerful.
BMC, working alongside Communities United for Police Reform, a kick-ass coalition of police accountability organizations from across the city, played a major role in the passage of one half of the Right to Know Act, known as the Consent to Search bill, which will protect New Yorkers from unconstitutional police searches. Unfortunately, in the closest vote of its four-year legislative session, the City Council passed a counter-productive version of the other half of the Right to Know Act, known as the police I.D. bill.
We will spend 2018 fighting to plug the loopholes left by this deeply flawed piece of legislation, but in the meantime, big props go to CPR staff and Council members Reynoso, Williams and Lander for championing our cause, and members Cornegy and Mealy for their key support.