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Young People’s Vision

for Police Free Schools


A Mandate for the Present and Future

For generations, Black and Latinx There is no substantial evidence that


communities have organized to police or metal detectors create safer
remove police from our public school communities. However, there
education system to end the mass is a growing body of research that
criminalization of Black and Latinx illustrates that the presence of police
youth and break the school-to- in schools criminalizes Black, Latinx,
prison and deportation pipelines. TGCNIQ, immigrants, and students
Youth leaders with the Urban Youth with disabilities.
Collaborative are committed to
After decades of criminalizing and
the struggle to remove police from
policing young people in every space
their schools and transform school
we occupy, we are demanding police
communities into nurturing and
free schools now and forever.
liberatory spaces for all young people.
We organize to bring to life our vision
The presence of police, surveillance,
of schools that recognize and protect
and invasive security measures
the humanity and dignity of all young
pushes our most vulnerable students
people. Schools that focus on creating
further to the margins. We know
nurturing, inclusive, and supportive
our history and understand police
learning environments for students
have been embedded in New York
who are Black, Latinx, Muslim,
City public schools to police our
Indigenous, LGBTQ, gender non-
movements and restrict our freedoms.
conforming, or who have disabilities.
This is Our Mandate

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Our Criminalization Our Care
• Remove all police personnel from • Fully fund and implement restorative
New York City public schools. Do practices at all schools by 2022.
not transfer their supervision to the
Department of Education. • Fully fund and increase school
support staff, including guidance
• Remove all metal detectors, scanners, counselors, nurses, social workers,
and invasive security measures from restorative justice coordinators, and
New York City public schools. academic and social support staff.

• Remove NYPD from responding to • Establish a system wide mental


mental health crises in schools and health continuum and increase
from entering schools for any school funding for mental health supports
related matters. for all students.

• End all zero tolerance policies • Ensure all students have access to;
and practices, and prohibit
– Culturally responsive education
arrest, summons, and juvenile
reports non-criminal violations – High-qualityand comprehensive
and misdemeanors, which selection of sports, arts, and
disproportionately impacts Black and elective courses
Brown young people. – College Access
supports including
Student Success Centers
City Council Candidate Supporters

1. Tiffany Winbush, Distinct 1 41. Jesse Laymon, District 26


2. Phelan Fitzpatrick, District 3 42. Sultan Maruf, District 26
3. Aleta LaFargue, District 3 43. Brent O'Leary, District 26
4. Arthur Schwartz, District 3 44. Emily Sharpe, District 26
5. Billy Freeland, District 5 45. Ebony Young, District 26
6. Rebecca Lamorte, District 5 46. Harold Miller, District 27
7. Chris Sosa, District 5 47. Nantasha Williams, District 27
8. Shaun Abreu, District 7 48. Aleda Gagarin, District 29
9. Marti Allen-Cummings, District 7 49. Eliseo D. Labayen, District 29
10. Maria Ordoñez, District 7 50. Douglas Shapiro, District 29
11. Jeanette Toomer, District 7 51. Juan Ardila, District 30
12. Joshua Clennon, District 9 52. Shaeleigh Severino, District 32
13. Ruth McDaniels, District 9 53. Felicia Singh, District 32
14. Kristin Richardson Jordan, District 9 54. Elizabeth Adams, District 33
15. Mario Rosser, District 9 55. Lincoln Restler, District 33
16. Sheba Simpson, District 9 56. Jennifer Gutiérrez, District 34
17. Carmen de la Rosa, District 10 57. Curtis Harris, District 35
18. Angela Fernández, District 10 58. Michael Hollingsworth, District 35
19. Mino Lora, District 11 59. Crystal Hudson, District 35
20. Abigail Martin, District 11 60. John J. Joyner Jr., District 36
21. Majorie Velázquez, District 13 61. Rick Echevarria, District 37
22. Adolfo Aberu, District 14 62. Sandy Nurse, District 37
23. Pierina Sanchez, District 14 63. Alexa Avilés, District 38
24. Ischia Bravo, District 15 64. Rodrigo Camarena, District 38
25. Elisa Crespo, District 15 65. Cesar Zuñiga, District 38
26. Latchmi Devi Gopal, District 15 66. Shahana Hanif, District 39
27. Althea Stevens, District 16 67. Brandon West, District 39
28. Michael Beltzer, District 18 68. Cecilia Cortez, District 40
29. Amanda Farias, District 18 69. Rita Joseph, District 40
30. Darlene Jackson, District 18 70. Josue Pierre, District 40
31. John Choe, District 20 71. Edwin Raymond, District 40
32. Tiffany Cabán, District 22 72. Wilfredo Florentino, District 42
33. Evie Hantzopolous, District 22 73. Anthony Beckford, District 45
34. Jaslin Kaur, District 23 74. Zuri Jackson, District 46
35. Moumita Ahmed, District 24 75. Mercedes Narcisse, District 46
36. Shekar Krishnan, District 25 76. Tiffany Tucker-Pryor, District 46
37. Carolyn Tran, District 25 77. Amoy Barnes, District 49
38. Amit S. Bagga, District 26 78. Ranti Ogunleye, District 49
39. Julia Forman, District 26 79. Kelvin Richards, District 49
40. Hailie Kim, District 26
Mayoral Candidate Supporters
Dianne Morales
Maya Wiley
Shaun Donovan