Revolution #252, December 11, 2011
Revolution newspaper received the following press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29th, 2011
2011 Bull Connor Award delivered to Ray Kelly by students at Columbia University, Stop Mass Incarceration Network (Stop "Stop & Frisk"), and Occupy Wall Street protesters.
On Tuesday afternoon Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke in the Urban Public Policy seminar class at Columbia University. This occasion attracted students, along with protesters from Occupy Wall Street and new Freedom Fighters against the New Jim Crow carrying out non-violent civil disobedience, in the movement to Stop "Stop & Frisk." This grouping greeted Ray Kelly inside the School of International Policy and Affairs (SIPA) to present him with the Bull Connor Award for outstanding service to the white community. The course he spoke at was called Urban Public Policy.
The certificate stated the following:
The 2011 Bull Connor Achievement Award
Congratulations Raymond Walter Kelly thank you for following the inspiring example set by Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor in never relenting in hounding Blacks and Latinos, persecuting Freedom Fighters, and keeping the city safe for upper class white men. November 29th, 2011
Signed People of the City of New York
The award was issued by a Columbia University student who thanked him for the special privileges his administration affords him as a heterosexual white male." He remarked "my wealth feels very secure here as well as my privileges."
Although he was unable to accept at this time he will have another opportunity to accept this award at the December 2nd Citywide Day of Student Action to Stop "Stop & Frisk" where students will come out against this policy.
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