Petty Crimes and Petty Laws: A Hard Look at the Broken Misdemeanor System

Staff / Jan 28th, 2019
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Petty Crimes and Petty Laws: A Hard Look at the Broken Misdemeanor System

When misdemeanors carry disproportionate punishments, and bail is unreasonably sought, the upshot is a tragically unjust justice system. Join Alexandra Natapoff, author of the new book Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal, along with Executive Director of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Peter Goldberg, and Darryl Herring, Community Leader with VOCAL-NY, as they dismantle the predatory nature of our inflated misdemeanor and bail systems, which too often target the low-income and communities of color. Moderated by New York Times Metro reporter, Ali Winston.

Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.

Monday, January 28
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$5 General Admission / Free for Members

Location
Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Reserve your tickets here.

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