Coverage of the End Stop & Frisk Rally with Talib Kweli and Jasiri X
Here are three exclusive images from City Hall Park of the S27 NYPD Accountability & Community Safety rally.
Talib Kweli, a legendary rapper, gives an interview to Capital New York's correspondent Azi Paybarah in the image below, after giving his speech and introducing Jasiri X to the crowd.
Jasiri X is making waves as a clear new hip hop voice for social justice. Here he grins for the camera alongside City Council member and NYC Public Advocate candidate Letitia "Tish" James. Over the left shoulder of Jasiri X is NAACP President Benjamin Jealous.
And here is a video I shot this morning of Jasiri X performing his latest single "10 Frisk Commandments" at this event.
For more information about this reckless NYPD policy, please visit Communities United for Police Reform, the chief organizers of this event.
Lobbying is a critical aspect of political engagement, and it is not always about shady dudes in trenchcoats handing over suitcases of cash. It often looks like this.