Public Safety

Leaders from East Brooklyn Congregations in Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York regularly meet with Commanding Officers from the NYPD’s 83rd, 73rd and 75th precincts to improve public safety in our communities, including pushing for the assignment of additional police patrols around our local schools.

Leaders from EBC and Metro IAF are leading a new campaign -- "Do Not Standy Idly By" -- to create dramatically decrease gun violence.  Through our research, we learned that more than forty percent of guns in the United States are purchased by law enforcement or the military, which gives tax payers incredible purchasing power over gun manufacturers.  We have been meeting with governors, mayors and police chiefs in 10 states to build and demonstrate a market demand for safer guns and responsible gun distribution practices.