NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State lawmakers, City Council members and other officials joined community members at a rally Saturday afternoon to call for increased accountability for NYPD officers.

Flanked by photos of bloody protestors and officers swinging wildly, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, who was arrested at the West Indian Day Parade a few months back, insisted “this is not an anti-NYPD rally.”

Instead, he told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman, “what this is, is a pro-better policing and safer streets rally.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

With protesters chanting “NYPD, keep your hands off me,” the elected officials and community members called on the mayor and commissioner to sign a resolution acknowledging there’s a problem.

Miguel Adams brought his two small children from East New York.

“They have this very beautiful concept of what a cop is. The reality is that there are some bad apples and there’s a culture that needs to be fixed,” he said.

The rally was held under the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

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  1. Barack says:

    I will like to spit in the face of every protestor. Go get a job and a life with all your free time

  2. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Can someone in authority please do something about men who are interested in other mens rectums in NYC.The Mayor the Governor and Cardinal Dolan support this type of behavior .There are law against it that must be enforced by the NYPD.

  3. james says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.
    They have been harrassing me for 20 years.
    The DEA is part of the problem and not solution. Apart from being the proxy force for the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) and the NSA, they have been a failure since Nixon’s inception. The DEA could benefit from a large buget cut and employee rift to remove the corrupt ones.

    1. Dude,dude.... says:

      Take your meds dude .

    2. John says:

      There is a psych medication for what you have, just see a doctor.

  4. Jerry Frey says:

    PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter, telling marauding black youths “you have damaged your own race,” imposed a tougher curfew Monday in response to the latest “flash mob” — spontaneous groups of teens who attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.

    “Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer,” Mr. Nutter, the city’s third black mayor, said in an angry lecture aimed at black teens. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

    “If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race.”

  5. Hip hop Hamburger says:

    How about the black community signs a resolution acknowledging that blacks are a problem in east ny? How about a better black man rally in Harlem
    Juwanna Williams is a cancer

    1. John says:

      Excellent comment. Completely agree.

    2. Inspire progress says:

      Agreed, and how about a rally to help inspire blacks to looks for jobs and get off welfare. There are much more important issues to address but his are typical.

      1. Sarah lee says:

        I agree first get a job and pay taxes then you can complain . The salary of nypd comes from tax paying citizens .

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