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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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Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation

A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn, something local politicians had […]

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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”}}]]

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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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Huffington Post: How One Member Of Congress Gets Away From It All

NEW YORK — A roiling immigration debate. Instability in Iraq. Ted Cruz. Given all the pressures of the job, says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), “It’s not clear to me that I’ve had a good night’s sleep the entire time I’ve been down in Washington.” “Which, by the way, during my conversations with members does not […]

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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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NY1: Brooklyn Congressman Proposes Public Housing Security Legislation

In a locket around her neck, Aricka McClinton carries the ashes of her six-year-old son Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto. She says the whole family does the same. “We go nowhere without them. We wear them every day. Every day. This is our baby,” McClinton says. In June, Prince Joshua, known as PJ, and 7-year-old friend […]