Washington, DC – Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to bring charges against Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer whose unauthorized chokehold caused the death of unarmed Staten Island man Eric Garner:
Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, shortly after voting has concluded, Rep.
Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the failure of the grand jury to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) will discuss President Obama’s historic executive order on immigration, issued in the face of continued Republican obstruction.
New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus:
"Congratulations to Rep. G.K. Butterfield, the incoming Chairperson, and the newly-elected members of the executive board.
WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning the synagogue attack in West Jerusalem:
Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, Rep.
CITY HALL — Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped praise Wednesday on Benjamin Tucker, the new pick as the NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner following Friday's abrupt resignation of Philip Banks III. But the response from politicians and community leaders has been lukewarm at best.
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Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting "Show us the money!" gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state's demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding.
Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate."
Call it a Christmas reprieve.
Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute
stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of
Health, according to sources at the hospital.
The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue open