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Our Time Press: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt

After a weekend of deadly stabbings in East New York, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries requested assistance from the FBI to assist the NYPD with apprehending a vicious killer that brutally attacked two children at 845 Schenck Avenue, a 6-story building in the Boulevard Houses development. Six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto died as a result of the attack […]

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BK Reader: Exclusive: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries On The Failure Of The House Of Representatives To Pass An Unemployment Extension Bill

In this exclusive interview, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) talks to The Brooklyn Reader about his efforts to address unemployment in Central Brooklyn, Republican obstructionism and why the bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits to nearly 3 million Americans died in the House of Representatives on June 1. Brooklyn Reader: UPI reported on Monday that the bill to extend long-term […]

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NY Observer: Hakeem Jeffries Calls For FBI Manpower to Solve Brooklyn Stabbings

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NY1: Advocates Upset About High Arrest Numbers in Black, Latino Areas for Marijuana Possession

  [[{“fid”:”841″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”NY1 – MJ PC”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”NY1 – MJ PC”,”style”:”height: 238px; width: 420px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 3px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]A Brooklyn congressman says the mayor and police commissioner are coming up short, as there are complaints that people in black and Latino neighborhoods are continuing to be arrested in high numbers for low-level marijuana possession. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries […]

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BK Reader: Jeffries Calls On NYPD To Address Ongoing Racial Disparity In Marijuana Arrests

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is calling on New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton to reform the New York City Police Department’s marijuana arrest policy. On Tuesday, Jeffries, along with members of the Drug Policy Alliance and community advocates, held a press conference outside of One Police Plaza, calling on the police department to address the racial disparity […]

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NYCEDC And Mayor’s Office of Recovery And Resiliency Announce Request For Proposals To Conduct Study Examining Flood Protection Strategies For Coney Island Creek

Coney Island Creek Presents Significant Flood Risk to Area Residents and Businesses, as Seen During Hurricane Sandy Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) Director Daniel Zarrilli today announced a request for proposals, issued by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), seeking a team of experts to conduct a detailed feasibility study of […]

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Queens Chronicle: Jeffries meets the press in Brooklyn

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NY Observer: Brooklyn Influentials – Hakeem Jeffries: The Rising Star

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