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“Museum of Broken” Pop-Up Opens with Powerful Displays

This past Saturday, the Museum of Broken Windows Pop-Up Exhibit opened its doors in Greenwich Village, New York (9 West 8th St b/w 5th & 6th) to display 60 works of art from 30 artists illustrating a critical look at the practice of “broken windows policing.” Curated by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Soze Agency, the Museum of Broken Windows grew out of the NYCLU’s decades-long advocacy and litigation to reform police practices that harm New Yorkers, including curbing stop-and-frisk and promoting transparency and accountability. A recent study conducted by the NYCLU documenting the effects of aggressive policing on local communities can be viewed here.

The Museum is hosting a series of discussions all week as well as a screening of the critically-acclaimed Hulu documentary Crime & Punishment on Saturday at 7 pm. The pop-up is FREE and open to the public. For more information, click here.


Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm Ending the School To Prison Pipeline. Donna Lieberman (NYCLU), Jasmine Gripper (Alliance for Quality Education), and Janelle Matias (The Brotherhood/Sister Sol) discuss ongoing efforts to end the involvement of police in school discipline matters.

Thursday, September 27, 7 pm Smart Justice. A panel of experts including Nicole Triplett (NYCLU), Rashad Robinson (Color Of Change), and Darren Mack (Just Leadership USA) discuss how Broken Windows police tactics drive the mass incarceration crisis in New York, and how we can achieve smarter justice.

Saturday, September 29, at 3 pm Ending the Police Secrecy Law. Family members of people who have been killed by police will speak about the impact of a state law that shields police misconduct records from public scrutiny. They will also discuss efforts to repeal that law this legislative session. *Please check back for exact start time*

Saturday, September 29, 7 pm Screening: Crime + Punishment. A screening of the new Hulu documentary Crime + Punishment, about the NYPD 12, a group of officers of color who challenged the NYPD’s quota system.

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