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"#DefundNYPD NOW! Not even the rain could stop us! This is People Power!"_Maria Ordoñez. (Facebook. June 29, 2020)

Maria Ordoñez for New York City Council District 7.

Saturday, August 22, 2020. New York City – Council Member Mark Levine represents the 7th District in Northern Manhattan right now, but because of term-limits, Council members will have to … Continue readingMaria Ordoñez for New York City Council District 7.

Thursday, July 30, 2020. Manhattan, New York City - Rally and March: “Not in our city. Not on our watch.” Demonstrators gathered at Foley Square Park where they had a rally. Speakers spoke in support of undocumented immigrants, Trans women, Trans men and the Black community, in general. After the rally, protesters marched to Park Row and Worth St where activists staged a Die-in for victims of police brutality in New York and in the country. Demonstrators also demanded the resignation of the New York City Police Commissioner, Dermot Shea. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

After 2 months, Black Lives Matter protests continue in New York City. Part 2 (PHOTOS/VIDEOS).

Saturday, August 1, 2020. New York City – On Thursday, July 30, I covered two protests in Manhattan. The first protest was “Liberation for Black Queer and Trans people” and … Continue readingAfter 2 months, Black Lives Matter protests continue in New York City. Part 2 (PHOTOS/VIDEOS).

Saturday, July 18, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – “The Vile identities of Christopher Columbus: A Teach-In.” This event was in Columbus Park. Downtown Brooklyn, New York City. Organizers say, “We are community members who are demanding that all statues of Columbus are taken down by October 12th, 2020. Columbus represents the oppression and violence of colonialism." Police officers watching protesters. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

ProPublica published thousands of police discipline records that New York kept secret for decades. Search the database now.

Sunday, July 26, 2020. New York City – Eric Umansky writes, “ProPublica obtained these police records from New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. NYPD unions are suing to halt … Continue readingProPublica published thousands of police discipline records that New York kept secret for decades. Search the database now.

Saturday, July 4, 2020. Brooklyn. New York City – March and rally: “Confronting July 4th. A march to honor Black and Indigenous activists.” The march started in Fort Green Park and end it in Prospect Park, where they had a rally. Demonstrators said, "This country is founded on the genocide of Indigenous nations, the theft of their land, and the enslavement of African peoples." Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

On July 4 remember: USA was founded on the genocide of Indigenous people and the theft of our lands (PHOTOS/VIDEO).

Saturday, July 4, 2020. New York City – Today I covered the march and rally: “Confronting July 4th. A march to honor Black and Indigenous activists.” A coalition of lesbian … Continue readingOn July 4 remember: USA was founded on the genocide of Indigenous people and the theft of our lands (PHOTOS/VIDEO).

Thursday, June 25, 2020. New York City - Rally and march “Fund Communities, Not Cops”. Protesters gathered at City Hall park in Manhattan. After the rally, demonstrators marched to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. People demand NYC Council members, Corey David Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio Defund The NYPD by at least $1 billion and invest in social programs in our communities. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

The Mayor, Speaker, and Council have again prioritized the NYPD over our communities; The movement to #DefundNYPD continues.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020. New York City – This is a message from the Justice Committee. “Early this morning, the New York City Council completed its vote on the City’s … Continue readingThe Mayor, Speaker, and Council have again prioritized the NYPD over our communities; The movement to #DefundNYPD continues.