Feministing Follow Friday: Anti-Criminalization Edition

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We’re back for our second installment of the Feministing Follow Friday.

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit blocked important remedial restrictions on New York’s “stop and frisk” program, including an independent monitor. Although presumptive mayor-to-be Bill de Blasio has spoken out against the police strategy, the fight to end stop and frisk, other forms of racial profiling, and over-criminalization across the country is clearly far from over. Check out these great activists, writers, and projects leading the way.

  • Communities United for Police Reform (@changethenypd): End discriminatory policing practices in NYC. Join the Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) campaign. RTs FYI only & ≠ endorsements.
  • Prison Culture (@prisonculture): Founder/Director of Project NIA, Abolitionist, Educator, Organizer, Writer, Data Nerd, Collector of Various Things, Amateur Historian, Fan of Scandal, & more
  • Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith): Segment & digital producer for @MHPshow, airing weekends on @msnbc. Three-time Emmy winner. Opinions are mine alone.
  • The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders): An organization directed by Black & Brown Youth, who confront systemic inequality by building our collective power.
  • Stop and Frisk (@stopandfrisk): The NYPD stops & frisks more than a thousand people each day. Here, a tweet for each of the 685,724 people stopped in 2011. Data courtesy @nyclu.

Nominate for next week’s installment in the comments! We’re particularly looking for activists tweeting about their on-the-ground work. Links appreciated. And, of course, make sure to follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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