NYC Free Speech Threat Assessment: 

Reporting on Risks to the Right to Protest in New York City

The NYCLU “Free Speech Threat Assessment” project documents risks to First Amendment activity as a result of heavy-handed NYPD policing and harassment of individuals engaged in the right to protest Protecting the right to protest has been foundational to the work of the NYCLU for more than 60 years. Most recently, we have been dedicated to monitoring and responding to the mass protests that erupted in New York City after a grand jury failed to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, playing the same role as we have for other recent mass protests including Occupy Wall Street in 2011 and the Republican National Convention in 2004.

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