On October 29, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was scheduled to deliver prepared remarks during a public lecture at Brown University. Kelly’s presence attracted crowds of protestors who objected to various policing tactics of the NYPD, including the policy known as “stop-and-frisk,” as well as the wiretapping of New York City’s regional Muslim communities.
While taking the stage, Kelly was prevented from speaking when student and community members led a protest inside the auditorium that resulted in the cancellation of the event, generating a national controversy as well as an investigation from a campus disciplinary commission that is still underway. Brown Political Review has since obtained a copy of the prepared remarks that Commissioner Kelly was prepared to deliver on the afternoon of October 29.
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Late update: A previous leak of the speech included only excerpts for a total of 807 words, or two and a half pages. BPR’s full transcript is 3, 295 words, or eleven pages.
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