new york city http://ripr.org en Students and Activists Shut Down Lecuture At Brown University http://ripr.org/post/students-and-activists-shut-down-lecuture-brown-university <p>More than 100 Student and community protestors shut down a lecture by New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University yesterday afternoon.</p><p></p><p>Mario Vega, a Brown student, says he was there to protest the way NYC police have monitored Muslim residents since 9/11.</p><p>“I think Ray Kelly’s policies are completely racist and Islamiphobic, and I completely do not support how Brown is paying him to come here and unilaterally impose his doctrine on the people of the University.&nbsp; That gives the impression that we support it and we don’t," said Vega.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:34:35 +0000 John Bender 24000 at http://ripr.org Students and Activists Shut Down Lecuture At Brown University Protest Expected At Kelly Lecture http://ripr.org/post/protest-expected-kelly-lecture <p>Students and community groups plan to demonstrate outside the Brown University lecture hall where New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is slated to speak this afternoon.</p><p></p><p>Kelly has overseen New York’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy. The demonstrators say they believe the policy amounts to racial profiling, and they are also angered by what they call Kelly’s “widespread surveillance” of the Muslim community.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:22:01 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 23932 at http://ripr.org