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Jeffries: Stop And Frisk Found Unconstitutional

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after a federal court ruled that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop and frisk program is unconstitutional: “Black and Latino communities throughout New York City have long understood that the NYPD stop and frisk program is out-of-control.  We are gratified that a federal […]

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Jeffries is in the House – Binghamton’s first alumnus elected to Congress

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National Journal: U.S. Prisons Are a Mess. Congress May Actually Do Something About It.

Prisons in the United States are something of a disaster—both in terms of justice and the budget. Some background: Roughly 1,000 California inmates may be released this year before they complete their sentences because of a court order based on severe overcrowding in the state’s prisons. At the same time, in Louisiana, a federal judge is looking at whether […]

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Jeffries, Chaffetz Introduce The Bureau Of Corrections Renaming Act

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2984, the Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation would rename the “Bureau of Prisons” – under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice – to the “Bureau of Corrections.” “Genuine reformation of incarcerated individuals starts within the institution in […]

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New York Daily News: Harlem Week: The 30 most influential black New Yorkers in 2013

Thirty of some of the most influential black New Yorkers for 2013-2014 – as recommended by a committee consisting of representatives from the NAACP, 100 Black Men, the Delta’s, New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, New York City Council Black Latino and Asian Caucus, New York Urban League, Association of […]

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Jewish Daily Forward: Thirty Seven House Democrats To Head To Israel on AIPAC Trip

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is leading fellow Democrats on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate. Two freshmen, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) announced they were joining this week’s tour, which will include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Survey reveals facts on Brooklyn’s population

Brooklyn has a fairly stable population, not too young, not too old – but varying greatly in ethnic background. One can reach these conclusions by reading reports from the Census Bureau’s recently releasedAmerican Community Survey, which is now online. The survey is organized by congressional district(C.D.), of which Brooklyn has six. Of these six, two […]

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Rep. Jeffries To Join Official Congressional Delegation To Israel

WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), a member of the House Budget and Judiciary committees, will travel to Israel next week with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other members of the Democratic Caucus.  During the trip, the Congressional delegation will participate in a series of meetings and informational briefings with government and military officials and […]

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Hosts Congress At Your Corner

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MSNBC: CBC shines spotlight on racial disparity in the criminal justice system

Following the lead of President Obama, who spoke candidly last week about the realities of racial discrimination, members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Monday night held an emotional and rare discussion on racial inequality in America. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who led the conversation, said the goal was to guarantee every person, regardless of race, […]