Rosie spoke on the steps of City Hall today before the veto override vote on the Community Safety Act.
"These two bills are carefully crafted, common sense responses that are born out of decades of innumerable, community-wide examples that indicate two things: the NYPD needs independent, proactive oversight and bias-based profiling—especially in the form of stop, question and frisk—is simply unacceptable and unconstitutional. These initiatives are a necessary step not only in holding the NYPD accountable to reasonable standards but can be helpful in terms of building a substantive bridge between the police and our shared communities."
Today, the Council will vote to override the Mayor's veto. Rosie is proud to be part of the 34 voting to override on both bills.