Post Tagged with: "Occupy Sunset Park"

(Photo via The Indypendent)

With Rent Strikes and Video Cameras, Activists Step Up In Sunset Park

Crime, Housing August 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

In the Brooklyn immigrant enclave of Sunset Park, a new spirit of activism seems to be taking root. A rent strike launched by three Latinas has turned them into community leaders, reports the Indypendent. And a founder of the area’s Occupy movement filmed an incident of alleged police misconduct, Home Reporter News reports.

Dennis Flores (Photo via ELDP)

Wielding a Camera, Activist Fights Police Misconduct

Brooklyn, Latino, Puerto Rican, Video July 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A run-in with police a decade ago started the activist Dennis Flores on his path to filming and monitoring police misconduct — and teaching others to do the same, reported El Diario La Prensa.

Organizers of Occupy Sunset Park have distributed pamphlets in various languages to reach out to their diverse community. (Photo by Zach Campbell/Brooklyn Bureau)

Taking Pages From OWS Playbook, Occupy Sunset Park Thinks Local

Brooklyn, Mexican, Politics April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has been relatively quiet recently, a group of Sunset Park residents hope to create some noise with a protest that serves the interests of their immigrant-rich neighborhood, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.