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Observer: Congressmen Form New Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced today that he and three peers—two Republicans and one fellow Democrat—will co-chair a new Criminal Justice and Public Safety Caucus, aimed at altering the prison system in the United States. Mr. Jeffries joined Indiana Congressman Raul Labrador, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz and California Congressman Cedric Richmond to announce the formation […]

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Brooklyn Reader: Rep. Jeffries Holds Outdoor Office Hours for Bed-Stuy Residents

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series On Thursday, May 28, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) was at Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy for one of his “Congress on the Corner” meet ups, an opportunity for residents of his district to discuss one-on-one with the congressman the issues that […]

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The Root: NY Rep. Blasts Black Conservative Sheriff Who Blames ‘Underclass’ Behavior for Police Violence

During a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded sharply to a black conservative sheriff who blamed an African-American “underclass subculture” for police violence. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has become a darling of the right, called police bashing “low-hanging fruit,” Raw Story reports. He said it’s easy to exploit […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries seeks solutions for the country, keeps Brooklyn at heart

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is one of 29 members of the delegation representing New York’s interests in Washington, D.C. And like his senatorial counterpart U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn), Jeffries has been making the media rounds, including a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.” A two-term congressman from Crown Heights, Jeffries may have […]

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Daily Beast: Can SXSW Make Policy Cool?

With the dust from the corporate Mardi Gras settling on the streets of Austin, it’s time for some sober self-assessment.  After all, South By Southwest is supposed to be a party with a purpose.  And this year there were promising signs from the must unlikely suspects: politicians. From Republican Senators like Rand Paul and Jerry […]

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Washington Post: SXSW Interactive now part tech showcase, part lobbying forum

AUSTIN, Texas — Every spring, thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and descend on this state capital for the annual South by Southwest technology convention. Over the past few years, SXSW Interactive has become a draw for federal policymakers, too, including prominent administration officials and members of Congress, many of them looking to build a […]