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Queens Courier: South Queens Residents Seek Help at Post-Sandy Town Hall

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WCBS NY: 1010WINS: Howard Beach Residents Seek Advice On Continuing Post-Sandy Woes

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WPIX: State and City Officials Calling for Federal Oversight of NYPD After Mayor’s Comments On Stop-and-Frisk

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WSJ: Mayor Bloomberg Defends Race Comments On Stop-and-Frisk

Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered his critics on Sunday with a defiant defense of his comments that the New York Police Department doesn't stop minorities often enough based on murder suspect descriptions. “The numbers are the numbers, and the numbers clearly show that the stops are generally proportionate with suspects' descriptions and for years now critics […]

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NYDN: Mayor Bloomberg Stands By His White Frisk Comment As Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls For Federal NYPD Monitor

An embattled Mayor Bloomberg stood by his controversial comments on the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy Sunday — and unloaded on his critics. “The numbers don’t lie,” Bloomberg said, defending Friday’s remark that “we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” His office noted that 87% of people stopped under the policy in […]

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Congressman Jeffries Calls For Federal Monitor To Oversee Police Department

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Your News Now: Reaction to Supreme Court’s ruling on Voting Rights Act

[[{“fid”:”463″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”274″,”width”:”532″,”title”:”HJ- YNN- VRA.SCOTUS”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington, civil and voting rights groups were blunt in describing their reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. “A disaster!” one said. “Grave disappointment,” said another. Chanelle Hardy heads the National Urban League’s Policy Institute. She says […]

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MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki” – Rep. Jeffries Provides Update on Immigration Reform

On Sunday, June 23, 2013, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discussed pending immigration bills that are under review in the House Judiciary committee and collaboration with the Senate immigration bill on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki.”  He also discussed pending Supreme Court decisions on same-sex  marriage and section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The full interview […]

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C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: Rep. Jeffries Discusses Immigration Reform & More

On C-SPAN's Washington Journal Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about immigration reform efforts in both the House and Senate as well as the economy, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed responded to Robert Mueller’s previous day admission in National Security Agency phone record data collection programs, gun violence, and other […]