BREAKING – NYPD Withdraws Parade Rules Change

OnNYTurf is reporting that the NYPD has withdrawn its proposed revisions to parade permit rules and that the public hearing on the matter scheduled for August 23 has been cancelled.

  • anonymous

    even more breaking!!!

    story that breaks on friday afternoon gets lost in the weekend news. and while im glad that the NYPD has withdrawn their original proposal, i can only hope that the city council can finally have a discussion on basic freedoms vs. the fearfully abusive tactics of the NYPD.


Fighting the NYPD’s “Parade” Rules

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Source: NYPD Lets Civilians Conduct Traffic Control for Hanukkah Parade

We never did get a response from NYPD about the motorized Lubavitcher Hanukkah parade where civilians with lights and sirens on their SUVs made a mess of traffic control on Sixth Avenue. But a source affiliated with the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council filled in the blanks, saying the parade is authorized by NYPD. The source asked to remain […]

Mendez Bill Would Overturn NYPD Parade Rules

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