The Early Word: 'Silent' March Against Stop-and-Frisk Draws Thousands

Father's Day event keeps the heat on officials to end controversial police practice.

1. Coming just hours after the death of reluctant civil rights icon Rodney King, a Silent March against stop-and-frisk drew throngs of people in a procession from Harlem to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Sunday. Critics of the controversial police practice scored a major victory earlier this month with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's vow —a tactic some say is being used to unfairly target young African American men.

2. for toddlers and kids continues with instruction in creative movement, modern dance and ballet. Registration for classes beginning July 9 for kids and teens is still open. Call 718-522-4696 to reserve a spot. Dancewave Center, 45 Fourth Ave. (Park Slope). All Day. $130.

3. Director Noel Coward and screenwriter Ben Hecht team up with , a film about a reviled dead publisher—played by Coward himself—whose spirit roams in search of a single “true” mourner. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. $12.

4. Award-winning author Jess Walter reads from , which tells the a story of a love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. 7:30 p.m. Free. 

5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect.

Steve Mona June 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
It's truly sad that a march against a policy that is designed to keep people safe, although admittedly can and has been misused, can draw thousands and yet the genocide of young black males killing other young black males is largely ignored. If you are a young black male between the ages of 18 and 25 you are thousands of times more likely to be killed by another young black male between the ages of 18 and 25 than you are by a police officer. Truly heartbreaking even for someone like me who is white and a retired NYPD member...


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