A cop speaks in front of the Williamsburg City Council at the Stryker Center. Photo by Juliana Gomien | The Flat Hat
A cop speaks in front of the Williamsburg City Council at the Stryker Center. Photo by Juliana Gomien | The Flat Hat

OurWilliamsburg attends city council meeting in response to increased policing

“I think the intimidation tactics that they’re employing are scary,” Katabian said.


In an anonymous tip submitted to OurWilliamsburg, one student with a disability noted their fear of being stopped by the police and urged the police to be aware of the judgment they use when deciding to stop students. 

“I felt great fear,” the statement read. “My disability can cause me to walk like I am intoxicated, to pass out, to need to sit or lay down and even sometimes to throw up. I am very scared about them making serious judgements based on the criteria of ‘appearing intoxicated’ or ‘looking suspicious’ and being stopped and interrogated based on their perception that I may be intoxicated.” Read more…


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