Posted on October 31, 2013

Brown University Students Shout NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly off Stage over ‘Stop and Frisk’

Timothy Dionisopoulos, Campus Reform, October 30, 2013

A handful of Brown University students successfully ended a campus speech by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Tuesday, accusing the official of overseeing the city’s “racist” stop and frisk policy.

On their way to the event dozens of protesters chanted “no justice, no peace, no racist police” and “from NYC to PVD no police brutality” outside the event.

One protester held up a sign which read “this is murder.”

“Racism is not for debate,” shouted one protester.

“We want you to stop stopping and frisking people!” added another.

Kelly, who was forced off stage due to the disruption, was set to give a speech titled “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City.”


Jenny Li, a student organizer for the protest, told the Post that when the school would not cancel the event “we decided to cancel it for them.”