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Document Drop: Bill Perkins, Cy Vance And DSK

August 22, 2011 1:02 PMBY Celeste KatzWhile we wait to see what Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. is going to do in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case -- as our Melissa Grace reported, Vance's office could file papers to dismiss the whole mess -- state Sen. Bill Perkins is out with the letter below. In it, Perkins argues that dropping the case would be a "travesty for all rape victims and for 'due process.'"

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Legislators Stand in Solidarity with 17-year old Trayvon Martin and his family and stand up against stereotyping and reckless actions.

Senator Perkins and Colleagues are Trayvon Martin

We are each Trayvon Martin. We are all black men, who because of demonizing stereotypes, are subject to the irrational hysterical response of people who maintain that we are intimidating and frightening. Gangs, police officers and individuals, are all subject to this societal fixation of seeing black men as ‘the bad guy.’

Town Hall: Solitary Confinement in NY Prisons

Town Hall Meeting hosted by State Senator Bill Perkins with a Panel Discussion and Public Dialogue on Solitary Confinement in New York State and City Prisons with state and local legislators, advocates, the formerly incarcerated, and family members. Panel discussion moderated by Jean Casella, Co-Editor of Solitary Watch, with Jack Beck, Director of Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York, Dilcio Acosta, Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, Sarah Kerr, Staff Attorney of The Legal Aid Society Prisoners' Rights Project, and Lisa Ortega, JAC, New York City Jails Action Coalition. 

Press Conference prior to NYC Council's Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (left to right: Raymond Santana Jr., Sen. Bill Perkins, and Kharey Wise)

 

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

NYC Council: Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (Comptroller Liu and Senator Bill Perkins)

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

Five case. These are a stark and distressing set of facts. No more need be said.

Except, having been there, with the five, from the beginning: as a neighbor, as a