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ACT NOW: Common sense rules for police stops

City Council members were elected four years ago promising to deliver police reform, but they might end their terms in December without passing legislation that takes on discriminatory and abusive police practices.

The clock is ticking to deliver real police accountability and to make street stops safer for both New Yorkers and police officers by passing the Right to Know Act.

The legislation would require NYPD officers to identify themselves to people who they stop and explain why they were stopped in the first place. Officers would also have to let individuals know about their right to refuse being searched. If there’s no independent legal justification for the search, cops would also have to get proof that an individual consented to the search.

ACT NOW: Email your council member and ask them to pass the Right to Know Act.


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Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the NYC Council
Andrew Cohen, NYC Council Member
Peter Koo, NYC Council Member
Vanessa Gibson, NYC Council Member
James Vacca, NYC Council ,  New York City Council Member
David G. Greenfield, NYC Council Member
Fernando Cabrera, NYC Council Member
Daniel R Garodnick, NYC Council
Joe Borelli, NYC Council Member
Elizabeth Crowley, NYC Council Member
Steven Matteo, NYC Council Member
Paul Vallone, NYC Council Member
Eric Ulrich, NYC Council Member
Karen Koslowitz, NYC Council ,  New York City Council Member
Chaim M. Deutsch, NYC Council Member
Costa Constantinides, NYC Council Member
Alan Maisel, NYC Council Member
Barry Grodenchik, NYC Council Member
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I urge you to pass The Right to Know Act, which requires NYPD officers to identify themselves at the beginning of a stop and explain New Yorkers' right to refuse consent for certain searches.
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The Council must fulfill its promise to reform discriminatory and abusive police practices. I urge you to pass the Right to Know Act, which has widespread support and includes rules recommended by the President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
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