Bronx residents demand support of Community Safety Act

Bronx residents took to the street yesterday to pass out flyers in front of Councilman Joel Rivera's office.

Bronx residents took to the street yesterday to pass out flyers in front of Councilman Joel Rivera's office. (6/22/13)

THE BRONX - Bronx residents took to the street Friday in an attempt to get Councilman Joel Rivera to support the Community Safety Act.

Residents gathered in front of Rivera's office on 174th Street and Southern Boulevard to hand out fliers.

Community leaders say the legislation protects people from discriminatory profiling, such as the NYPD's controvercial stop-and-frisk program.

Organizers of the event say they want everyone in the borough to press for Rivera's support of the legislation.

The Community Safety Act would also allow the establishment of an NYPD Inspector General.

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