Hakeem Jeffries

A memorial for Eric Garner near where he died in police custody on Staten Island.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner’s Death

Six members of New York’s congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month’s police custody death of Eric Garner.

08/14/2014

Daniel St. Hubert

Suspect Apprehended In Stabbings That Left 1 Child Dead, 1 Hurt In Brooklyn

Police named a suspect Wednesday evening in the stabbing of two children, one fatally, inside an elevator in Brooklyn.

06/04/2014

East New York Stabbing Sketch

Brooklyn Community Calls For Action As Search Intensifies For Stabbing Suspect

The father of a 6-year-old boy who was stabbed to death inside an elevator in Brooklyn claims the suspect being sought by police is a homeless man he’s seen in the building before.

06/03/2014

Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.

06/26/2012

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (L); Councilman Charles Barron (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Voters Could Very Well Decide House Battle Between Barron, Jeffries

In the heated contest to replace retiring Congressman Ed Towns, it is the positions on Israel and the Middle East that may decide the election between Charles Barron and Hakeem Jeffries

06/25/2012

NYPD Logo (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Call For Commission To Investigate NYPD’s ‘Culture Of Corruption’

Recent alleged incidents, including the Bronx ticket scandal, have officials like Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries calling for action.

11/03/2011

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NYPD Loosening Up On Marijuana Arrests

New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

09/28/2011

(AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborns

New legislation is being proposed which would require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to a newborn infant that they do not want.

05/26/2011

Raul Barrera, 34, was arrested and charged with the stabbing murder of girlfriend Sarah Coit. (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY Legislators Propose Domestic Violence Registry

Three New York legislators want the state to register domestic violence offenders just as sex crime offenders are publicly listed.

04/17/2011

Cathie Black (credit: Mark Lennihan/AP), Dennis Walcott (credit: Henry Ray Abrams/ AP)

Cathie Black Out As NYC Schools Chancellor

Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.

04/07/2011