BROOKLYN, NY –Today Rep.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the use of a chokehold is not illegal in New York state, but it has been prohibited under NYPD rules for more than 20 years.
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the confirmation of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States:
Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to a spate of recent controversies is giving way to more concerted attempts at reform.
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after attending the funeral of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:
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.
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Congressman Jeffries discusses gridlock in Washington and the failure of House Republicans to address the needs of the American people. He also addresses the situation in the Gaza Strip and Israel's right to defend itself.
Congressman Jeffries discusses P.J.'s Act, a bill named after P.J. Avitto, the Brooklynite who was tragically killed in an elevator that lacked the proper safety equipment. The bill is designed to boost security-related funding for public housing organizations. He also addresses the NYPD's inept broken windows policing policy.