Ray Kelly’s trip to Providence, Rhode Island yesterday didn’t go so well. The police commissioner was scheduled to speak about “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City,” but was shouted off the stage by protesters the moment he began talking.
“You hide behind your statistics of lower crime rates, but the residents of East Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York, do not feel safer than they did in 2001,” said Danny Echevarria, a student from Brooklyn, according to the Daily News.
“Instituting systematic racism in New York City is a disgrace,” said another.
It’s a little perplexing that Brown brought the man behind the NYPD’s current racial-profiling regime in the first place. Good on Brown students for shouting him down.
Watch a clip above.