Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Calls For Brooklyn's General Lee Avenue To Be RenamedRep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., is incensed that the main roadway through the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn is named for Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
Netanyahu In Speech To Congress: Iran Nuclear Deal 'Paves Path To Bomb'Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, but warned of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Looks To Strengthen Ties With Latino Community During Bronx VisitLooking to strengthen ties between Israel and the city's Latino community, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. welcomed the President of Israel on Wednesday.
Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With ProsecutorsThe medical examiner's office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner's DeathSix members of New York's congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month's police custody death of Eric Garner.
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.
Brooklyn Community Calls For Action As Search Intensifies For Stabbing SuspectThe 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.
A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New YorkThere 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.
Jewish Voters Could Very Well Decide House Battle Between Barron, JeffriesIn 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
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.
NYPD Loosening Up On Marijuana ArrestsNew York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted NewbornsNew 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.