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

Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

New Haven, CT

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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