Time's Up Press Conference
Come blow the lid off the Bloomberg Administration's excessive expenditures selectively targeting Critical Mass cyclists.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
10:30 AM at City Hall Steps
Rain or Shine
For the past 28 months, the NYPD has been harassing law abiding cyclists on the Critical Mass bike rides. Now the NYPD is proposing new parade permit rules that target the Critical Mass rides but would also affect thousands of other New Yorkers. It's time for New York taxpayers to be told of the outrageous amount of money the Bloomberg administration is spending on its harassment campaign of cyclists. A very detailed, thorough cost analysis of these expenditures has been completed by economist Charlie Komanoff and Time's Up!, along with the assistance and support of civil rights attorneys Norman Siegel and Gideon Oliver, and the organizations FreeWheels and 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.
Speakers so far include:
*Charlie Komanoff, Economist
*Norman Siegel, Civil Rights Attorney
*Mark Taylor, Assemble for Rights NYC
*Marquez Claxton, Retired Police Detective, served 20 years with the NYPD, from the 100 Blacks of Law Enforcement Who Care
(Video footage will be made available documenting excessive expenditures on past Critical Mass rides by the Time's Up! video collective.)
ASSEMBLE FOR RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (www.assembleforrightsnyc.org)
Please join Time's Up! in supporting First Amendment Rights and speak out against the NYPD's parade permit regulations. Volunteers are needed to educate people, ask them to fill out postcards to elected officials, and invite them to join Assemble for Rights, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you plan on testifying at the hearing and think there is video tape supporting your testimony write to email@example.com