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NYC Council to Vote on Overriding Mayor Adams Veto on Police Accountability Bill

HeadlineJan 30, 2024

The New York City Council appears poised to override Mayor Eric Adams’s veto on a police accountability bill and legislation that bans solitary confinement in prisons. Intro 586, known as the How Many Stops Act, would mandate officers record demographic information and give a reason for stopping people. Last week, councilmembers, including Yusef Salaam, faith leaders and community organizers gathered in support of the How Many Stops Act. This is activist Crystal Walthall.

Crystal Walthall: “This Intro 586 is not going to stop everything in this moment, but it will give us the data, the information. It will call on our NYPD to act differently. In the 10 years that Faith in New York has been in existence, we have stood on those City Hall steps too many times for people who have been murdered by police. One too many times. We have stood on these City Hall steps too many times demanding that the NYPD be transparent. We have stood on these steps too many times asking and demanding accountability, asking and demanding that our NYPD stop — stop killing our people.”

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