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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Failure of the Grand Jury to Indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Killing of Unarmed Teenager Michael Brown“From Ferguson to Brooklyn, the zip codes may be different but the issue of police officers shooting young, unarmed African-American men without justification is exactly the same. Throughout this country, we need a dramatic change in the manner that law enforcement authorities engage communities of color. The failure of the grand jury to indict Officer Darren Wilson is a miscarriage of justice. But justice delayed is not justice denied. We now need the federal civil rights investigation to take center stage, and do the right thing for the family of Michael Brown."
"...It's a modest step in the right direction, though it remains to be seen whether it will lead to meaningful reform."
Rep. Jeffries talks election results and future of Congress on NY 1's "Inside City Hall" with Errol Louis"...Now the Republicans have to step up and govern effectively. They can no longer be the obstructionist party that they've been over the last several years."
Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the failure of the grand jury to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) will discuss President Obama’s historic executive order on immigration, issued in the face of continued Republican obstruction.
New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus:
"Congratulations to Rep. G.K. Butterfield, the incoming Chairperson, and the newly-elected members of the executive board.
WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the synagogue attack in West Jerusalem:
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