STORM WATCH

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Bronx through this evening.

100 black businessmen march across Brooklyn to protest racism and police brutality

The marchers' called for the end of police brutality against black people.

News 12 Staff

Jun 7, 2020, 10:43 PM

Updated 1,500 days ago

Share:

A group of 100 black businessmen marched across Brooklyn Sunday to protest racism and police brutality.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams reached out to the heads of the organizations Faith, Grind, Inspire; That Suits You and Gentleman's Factory to help put the march together in 48 hours.
Derick Webster, 12, and his little sister helped to lead the crowd of leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs from Borough Hall to the 84th Precinct.

"I have the feeling of power to lead the march of black men, supporting this cause," says Webster.

The marchers' called for the end of police brutality against black people. They say they want to make sure change reaches every city agency and that funding and donations are going to the right places.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the city will shift funding from the NYPD to youth and social services for communities of color.

However, one business man said, "At the end of the day, it's about the will of the people. We're saying we don't need 50,000 police officers when the crime rate in New York is the lowest it's been in 40 years...”

Brooklyn Borough President Adams is calling on the Department Of Transportation and Mayor's Office to paint "Black Lives Matter" along Joralemon Street in front of Borough hall. As well, he says it should be renamed in honor of the movement.
PHOTOS: George Floyd Protests in Brooklyn
undefined
 


More from News 12
1:58
HEAT ALERT: Hazy and humid conditions to start; tracking strong to severe thunderstorms for the Bronx

HEAT ALERT: Hazy and humid conditions to start; tracking strong to severe thunderstorms for the Bronx

1:41
NYC Sheriff: 2 men in custody following massive drug bust at deli on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx

NYC Sheriff: 2 men in custody following massive drug bust at deli on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx

0:32
NYPD: Suspect brutally stabs man who refused to hand over his bag in Claremont Village

NYPD: Suspect brutally stabs man who refused to hand over his bag in Claremont Village

0:27
Hunts Point apartment elevators now up and running following monthlong repair delay

Hunts Point apartment elevators now up and running following monthlong repair delay

0:48
Mayor Adams: Crime in NYC subways has decreased by 26.6%

Mayor Adams: Crime in NYC subways has decreased by 26.6%

1:56
Is 2024 the most humid summer ever?

Is 2024 the most humid summer ever?

0:34
FDNY: 4 people, 3 firefighters injured in overnight fire in Olinville

FDNY: 4 people, 3 firefighters injured in overnight fire in Olinville

0:15
FDNY: 5 people, including EMT and firefighter, injured in Bronx building fire

FDNY: 5 people, including EMT and firefighter, injured in Bronx building fire

1:54
Head Start program expands in the Bronx

Head Start program expands in the Bronx

1:41
Officials: Trucks crash at Hunts Point intersection; 1 person hospitalized

Officials: Trucks crash at Hunts Point intersection; 1 person hospitalized

0:29
NASA Meteor Watch: 'Daylight fireball over New York City' around time of reported booms, shakings

NASA Meteor Watch: 'Daylight fireball over New York City' around time of reported booms, shakings

1:15
Checking out Amazon's warehouse in Throgs Neck as Prime Day deals kick off

Checking out Amazon's warehouse in Throgs Neck as Prime Day deals kick off

1:37
MTA taking steps to protect commuters in next round of extreme heat

MTA taking steps to protect commuters in next round of extreme heat

2:17
Claremont Pool closed during heat wave

Claremont Pool closed during heat wave

0:25
Police: 3 suspects wanted for slashing man in the face at Williamsbridge subway station

Police: 3 suspects wanted for slashing man in the face at Williamsbridge subway station

1:21
How New Yorkers are beating the heat during rising temps, overwhelming humidity

How New Yorkers are beating the heat during rising temps, overwhelming humidity

1:46
Over 60 spots across NYC to participate in free summer meals program for kids

Over 60 spots across NYC to participate in free summer meals program for kids

0:28
NYPD: 17-year-old shot in the leg overnight at Joyce Killmer Park

NYPD: 17-year-old shot in the leg overnight at Joyce Killmer Park

1:42
FDNY: 3 people, including firefighter, injured at multibuilding fire in Kingsbridge Heights

FDNY: 3 people, including firefighter, injured at multibuilding fire in Kingsbridge Heights

1:15
Newest NYPD class graduates, Mayor Eric Adams reflect on death of fellow recruit

Newest NYPD class graduates, Mayor Eric Adams reflect on death of fellow recruit