Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Political Expert: Mayoral Race Buzz Growing For Rep. Hakeem JeffriesPointing out the election is more than two years away, the Baruch College political scientist sees the fine hand of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Jeffries boomlet.
Congressman Calls For Federal Law Against Police ChokeholdsThe family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.
Brooklyn DA Investigating Fatal Police-Involved ShootingProsecutors will determine if the shooting of 28-year-old Akai Gurley by Officer Peter Liang was an accident or a crime.
Rep. Jeffries To NYPD: Cut Back On Low-Level Pot ArrestsU.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday pressed the NYPD to reduce low-level marijuana arrests, after new numbers suggested only modest change so far under Mayor de Blasio's administration.
Brighton Beach Residents: Restroom Buildings Must GoResidents of a luxury condominium complex in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn protested Monday against ongoing plans for elevated restroom facilities across the boardwalk.
Attorney General Holder Calls Martin Killing An 'Unnecessary Shooting'In his first comments since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Martin case, the attorney general said that Martin's parents have suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure.
Howard Beach Residents Seek Advice On Continuing Post-Sandy WoesSuperstorm Sandy struck the Tri-State Area eight months ago Sunday, and residents of Howard Beach, Queens have been suffering all the time since.
Tri-State Area Reps: Sequestration Will Jeopardize Sandy ReliefMembers of Congress from the Tri-State Area continued their warning this week that the federal sequester will pull money out of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.
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