Advocates and Council members rallied outside City Hall today to call for the passage of a pair of police reform bills that have languished for two years, despite support from more than half the body’s members. 926 more words
Tags » JUMAANE WILLIAMS
Several African-American members of the City Council ripped into Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and Judge Danny Chun over the sentencing of former NYPD Officer Peter Liang—who avoided jail time for the 2014 killing of black Brooklynite Akai Gurley. 535 more words
Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams this afternoon became the second member of the City Council to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
Taking the stage at the candidate’s massive rally in Prospect Park today, Mr. 406 more words
After resisting Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s push to reduce and replace criminal penalties for numerous quality-of-life infractions for nearly a year, the de Blasio administration assented today to a set of bills that would allow beat cops to charge minor offenders with a fine-bearing violation instead of a misdemeanor, based on a criteria the NYPD would have to generate. 553 more words
Public Advocate Letitia James announced today she would introduce two bills that would expand the city’s power to penalize property owners with outstanding code violations—and expand the power of her own office and its annual “ 373 more words