Darcel Clark, the Bronx District Attorney since 2016, is facing a challenge from Tess Cohen, an attorney with both prosecutorial and criminal defense experience. Early voting begins on June 17, and Election Day is June 27. The Northwest Bronx Indivisible requested that each candidate submit a statement outlining their experience and how, if elected, they[…]
We want to share with you State Senator Rivera’s statement regarding Governor Hochul’s nomination of Hector LaSalle to be New York State’s next Chief Judge. We share the Senator’s concerns and encourage you to express your opinion by calling Governor Hochul before it’s too late. Please call the Governor at 1-518-474-8390. Please also contact other elected officials[…]
You may think Lincoln abolished slavery, but the 13th amendment has a loophole, through which slave labor continues in many parts of our country to this day. “13th” is a thought provoking documentary about the criminalization of African-Americans and it’s economic, moral, and social ramifications.
This important documentary reveals the ways in which the misdemeanor system has led to the incarceration and deaths of countless people of color, in the United States. George Floyd and Eric Garner are among those lost. 13 million (or 80%) of all criminal cases are misdemeanors. This is the story of how crime is racialized.[…]
Reunite families and help end mass incarceration in New York! Please join us to show your support for the Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Acts. Rally 6 pm on Tuesday, June 1 at the #1 231st Street Station. RSVP at bit.ly/kings-bridge-rally
Check out this letter to the editor in the Riverdale Press from NWBI’s Ellen Tremper: https://riverdalepress.com/stories/build-prison-to-school-pipeline,73828
Silvia Blumenfeld of our Steering Committee has written a persuasive letter to the editor of The Riverdale Press. Please read it!
Join us on Sunday, September 13th, from 3:00-5:00 PM, for a virtual zoom training on “Implicit Bias.” Anthony Brown, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President of Brooklyn College, will lead us in learning how to fight racism. Implicit Bias often affects how we act with people of another race. In spite of[…]
Please join us and Bend the Arc in a rally to give public voice to the need to keep bail reforms, which were passed last year by the New York State Legislature. The rally will be held outside Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s Office (3190 Riverdale Avenue) from 6pm to 7pm on Monday, March 23. There has[…]
Northwest Bronx Indivisible’s January meeting was a fascinating town hall on criminal justice reform. In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists Roger Clark, Filipe Vargas, Marty Galvin, and Anisah Sabur (bios are here) addressed two recently implemented laws making significant revisions to the criminal justice process in New York State: the bail reform law, and a law[…]