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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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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”}}]] 

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Congressman Jeffries Aims to Boost Security Funding for Housing Projects in New York

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) speaks with NY1 to explain action he is taking to protect public housing residents in New York. He introduced a new bill in July called P.J.’s Act. This bill commits public funding to the installation of surveillance cameras in public housing buildings to promote safety for the buildings’ residents. Click HERE or on […]

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Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday

Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview:  [[{“fid”:”913″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “,”title”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican […]

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MSNBC: Jeffries: ’$7.25 per hour is inadequate’

This interview initially aired on July 30, 2014 Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview: [[{“fid”:”911″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”The Congressman with Rev. Al Sharpton”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”The Congressman with Rev. Al Sharpton”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”The […]