NYC Teens: Live Chat on Police & Youth in your City

October 29, 2013

New York City teens: Join WNYC’s Radio Rookies live chat on policing and make your own message to the new New York City Mayor!

On November 6, 2013 -- the day after the Mayoral election -- teens from around the city will sign on here for a live chat about relations between young people and the police. Afterward, participants will share their viewpoints by recording their own Message to the Mayor.

This online conversation will give young people the opportunity to share their own stories and voice their ideas for restoring trust and improving police-community relations with police in the NYC.

18-year-old Sarah Murslim from the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) will host the live chat with Jennifer Fratello, Research Director at the Vera Institute of Justice and author of their recent study on stop-and-frisk policing, joining the conversation.

RSVP to Courtney Stein from Radio Rookies to participate >>


After school Wednesday, November 6th, 4:00PM-5:00PM ET

What will you need?

Access to computers (at least 1 computer for every 2-3 teens)

Why focus on policing?

The Vera Institute of Justice recently published the results of a study on how being stopped-and-frisked affects the perceptions of 13-25-year-old New Yorkers, those most likely to be stopped. Trust in law enforcement among these young people is alarmingly low. This has significant public safety implications as young people who have been stopped are often are less willing to report crimes, even when they themselves are the victims.


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