Rev. Al Sharpton
Tuesday evening, Rev. Al Sharpton will be coming to Norwalk to rally support for a homeless woman who is facing criminal charges because she sent her child to a school in a district where she did not reside.
Tricia Fraser filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Texas-based group Life Always, which put up the billboard earlier this year before it was taken down.
Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.
“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.
A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.
The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were among those scheduled to participate in Sharpton’s annual event at held at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
The working title is “Mountain Highs and Valley Lows” and additional details are scheduled to be announced later this month.
“The current system is not helping our kids. It isn’t helping tax payers and it isn’t helping public safety,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
Sharpton and police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Friday announced they would host a summit on gun violence in December.