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:
Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, Rep.
CITY HALL — Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped praise Wednesday on Benjamin Tucker, the new pick as the NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner following Friday's abrupt resignation of Philip Banks III. But the response from politicians and community leaders has been lukewarm at best.
Not long after Philip Banks III, the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, abruptly resigned on Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio phoned several black elected officials to convey his disappointment.
Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the New York Police Department’s change to its minor marijuana possession arrest policy: