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NY Daily News: Minorities face disproportionate ‘Broken Windows’ enforcement everywhere — especially in white neighborhoods

For some New Yorkers, there are broken windows wherever they go. Critics of the NYPD’s aggressive policing of quality-of-life offenses to prevent more serious ones — a strategy known as “broken windows” — say it has created a tale of two cities, one primarily populated by whites, where minor infractions like drinking on a stoop […]

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CBC Message to America: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Click HERE or on the image below to listen to the Congressman’s CBC Message to America:  [[{“fid”:”929″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”title”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”height”:”360″,”width”:”509″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Staten Island District Attorney’s Decision to Present the Garner Homicide To a Grand Jury

New York, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the Staten Island chief prosecutor’s decision to present the homicide of Eric Garner to a Richmond County Grand Jury: “Eric Garner’s senseless death was caused by an unauthorized chokehold deployed by an NYPD officer with a history of using excessive force. […]

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Six Members of Congress Call for Justice Department Investigation Into the Death of Eric Garner & the NYPD’s Broken Windows Policy

NEW YORK – In the wake of the tragic killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died while subjected to an unauthorized chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo, United States Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Yvette D. Clarke stood in front of One Police Plaza and called upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

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New York Times: Members of Congress Ask Holder to Open Federal Inquiry in Chokehold Case

Six members of Congress have asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to open a federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Staten Island man in police custody, and to extend the inquiry into other possible civil-rights violations committed by the Police Department through its “broken windows” approach to fighting crime. In […]

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Rep. Jeffries Addresses the Failures of “Broken Windows” Policing Strategies

Click HERE or on the image below to watch NY1’s news clip of the press conference:  [[{“fid”:”925″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries Speaking about Overcriminalization”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries Speaking about Overcriminalization”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rep. Jeffries Speaking about Overcriminalization”,”title”:”Rep. Jeffries Speaking about Overcriminalization”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]