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Washington (CNN) -- As Brooklyn's Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was visiting the site of Eric Garner's death for the first time in Staten Island, Garner's mother Gwen Carr arrived on Monday night.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the black caucus' incoming whip who represents parts of New York City, called the grand jury's decision a "stunning miscarriage of justice" in a statement Wednesday and said the decision "makes clear that equal protection under the law does not exist for all Americans."
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."
Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the stabbing at the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue today:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the decision by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to take the Akai Gurley case to a grand jury:
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has partnered with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep.
Washington, DC – Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to bring charges against Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer whose unauthorized chokehold caused the death of unarmed Staten Island man Eric Garner:
Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, shortly after voting has concluded, Rep.
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Community leaders in Brooklyn say a church there has been ignored in the two years since Sandy damaged it.