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A Tale of Two Cities: Discriminatory Policing in New York City: Bobby Hodgson of the New York Civil Liberties Union

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

This event examines the discriminatory effects of the policies and practices of the New York Police Department, highlighting the disparate treatment received by various community and ethnic groups. The presentation covers zero-tolerance policing and stop-and-frisk practices and the collateral consequences of these practices on affected communities. The presentation also explores advocate led movements to reform discriminatory police practices and increase police accountability.

Bobby Hodgson is a Skadden Fellow at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where he focuses on LGBTQ youth issues and other civil rights and civil liberties litigation and advocacy. Prior to working at the NYCLU, Bobby was a law clerk to Judge David O. Carter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. During law school, he represented low-income clients in family and housing court with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, advocated on behalf of public housing tenants with the Tenant Advocacy Project, and served on the general board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Bobby graduated from Harvard Law School in 2012.