Uploaded on Jun 14, 2010
Following the shady closing of St. Vincent's Hospital, the impacted communities are organising and demanding a hospital for the Lower West Side of Manhattan.
At the June 14, 2010 meeting of the St. Vincent's Omnibus Committee of Manhattan Community Board 2, the community organiser, activist, and civil rights attorney, Yetta Kurland, addressed the community audience and the Omnibus Committee.
Brad Hoylman didn't like what Yetta Kurland was saying, and he forcibly yanked the microphone away from her hands, in an act of intimidation.
Notwithstanding the vocal protests by the community audience, Brad Hoylman took the microphone away from Yetta Kurland.
Brad Hoylman pretended like it wasn't wrong to try to silence Yetta Kurland.
Censorship can occur when government officials want to hold back information from their citizens. This is often done to prevent free expression, to paraphrase Wikipedia.
Please voice your support for a new hospital for the Lower West Side of Manhattan -- and also for Yetta Kurland -- by contacting Community Board 2 :
Community Board #2, Manhattan
3 Washington Square Village, #1A
New York, NY 10012
Phone : 212-979-2272
I have submitted a communication to the NY Department of State, Committee on Open Government in respect of the acts of intimidation used at this meeting.
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