Today in Brooklyn NY, the NYPD entered without a warrant 13 Thames Art Space, a Bushwick based art and performance space where members of the Independent Anarchist Media (I AM) Collective have been organizing the Fourth Annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival in honor of Brad Will.
Two plainclothes detectives entered first, followed quickly by a Lieutenant and vans full of blue shirt officers. After corralling everyone present in the back room, they searched the space and detained two members of the collective.
The I AM collective was preparing for the NYC Anarchist Film Festival, a showcase of resistance movements and insurrectionary events from around the world presented from an anarchist and anti-authoritarian perspective.
Our response to the raid: regardless of these attacks, the film festival will happen as planned on Friday April 16, 2010 at Judson Memorial Church. The voice of decentralized creative communities will not be silenced by police repression. They cannot raid us, because we are everywhere.police
Since 2003, the NYPD has stopped and interrogated 2,950,000 New Yorkers. Of that number, 88% were found to be innocent. And all are in a massive NYPD electronic Database. And 83% were black or latino. Daryl and Clive are part of a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD's practice of keeping the personal information of innocent New Yorkers in a database used to conduct police investigations. For more information, or to take action, go to www.nyclu****.
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