Pressing the flesh

6 Sep 2009
SVP leaders met with NY State Senator Bill PerkinsSVP leaders met with NY State Senator Bill Perkins yesterday in Harlem - that's Cheikh Fall and Michael Wells with the Senator (left). Perkins pledged his support for the vendor community, and promised to work in opposition to Dan Squadron's wretched fingerprinting bill. Perkins, who is best known for his strong record on civil rights issues, promised to work with SVP to protect vendors from police harassment. He firmly believes that vendors act as a deterrent to crime -- like Aboubacar Lah, the heroic vendor who saved a woman's life right below Perkins' window on 125th Street in December.

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