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Hakeem Jeffries

Family Of Brooklyn Woman Who Died In Police Custody Sues City

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York

The family of Kyam Livingston, a 37-year-old mother of two who died in police custody this past July, is suing New York City and the NYPD, The New Yor...

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

Dem Rep Rips Into Potential Obama Pick

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly would be a "poor choice" to head up the Department of Homeland Security...

Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide

Bill Piper | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime
Bill Piper

On Thursday, the Drug Policy Alliance will release An Exit Strategy for the Failed War on Drugs. This comprehensive report contains 75 broad and incremental recommendations for legislative reforms.

Matt Sledge

House Task Force Could Rethink Drug Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offe...

New York's 2012 Election Results

| Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

By Julie Shapiro, Jill Colvin NEW YORK CITY — Voters reelected President Barack Obama to the White House Tuesday after a hotly contested campaign...

Extremely Low Voter Turnout Tuesday

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

It turns out that yes, Austin Finan, a spokesman for Grace Meng's winning campaign, was right: "Folks don't vote in June." A court ruled that New...

Jeffries Trounces Barron

Posted 06.27.2012 | New York

To the relief of the country's Democratic leaders, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries won the Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional District Tuesday ov...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

WATCH: Does Anyone Know About Today's Primaries?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

There's an election today. Didn't you know? You probably didn't. Nobody faults you for that. You for some reason know that Mitt Romney's wife dress...

PRIMARY DAY

| Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

By Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a handful of hotly contested...

Matt Sledge

Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

Newspapers Rally Around Jeffries, Fearing 'Embarrassing Ideologue' Congressman

Posted 06.21.2012 | New York

Four major New York newspapers have, in no uncertain terms, endorsed Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries for US Congress. The endorsements are fueled slightly...

Interview With Hakeem Jeffries, Candidate for New York's 8th Congressional District

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Our conversation explored what Jeffries' election would mean for residents of the district, particularly on the issues of education, health outcomes and jobs.

Longtime Dem Congressman Stepping Down

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) will not run for reelection this fall, Politico reported Sunday evening. Towns, who has held his seat since 1983 and once s...

Do NYPD Cops Have To Live In NYC?

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

A local lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require NYPD officers to live primarily within the five boroughs in an attempt to curb racist misconduct...

Matt Sledge

Marijuana Bill Stalls In One State, Moves Forward Next Door

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

More than 30 years ago, New York state decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But one line in that 1977 law has led to the annua...

Assemblyman Proposes Legislation To Prevent More 'Garbage' Babies

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Paul Leonard | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and District Attorney Charles Hynes joined law enforcement representatives Thursday morning to introduce a bill in Albany ...

Fixing the Fiasco of the NYPD's Marijuana Arrests

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jesse Levine

Two New York State legislators have proposed a simple, effective legislative fix to New York City's 15-year marijuana arrest craze that would strike from the law the misdemeanor for marijuana possession of less than an ounce.

Assemblyman Jeffries: End Arrests for Small Amounts of Marijuana

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Email the Author | May 17, 2011 | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

Prospect Heights Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to reduce penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Currently those caught di...

No Pro-Cro! Assemblyman Cheers Realtor For Correcting Boundary

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

An area pol has won a major victory in his personal "Pro-Cro" war. Ever since it came out that real estate agents have been calling the swath betwe...

Can One Brooklyn Democrat Stop 'Crown Heights' From Becoming 'ProCro'?

Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

Naming New York neighborhoods is a traditional free-for-all and it's no secret that real-estate brokers shamelessly rebrand areas to make them more at...

New York Times Endorses Espaillat for State Senate

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Barkin

The New York Times endorsed Adriano Espaillat today for the the 31st State Senate district in New York. This is great news for progressives and the NY...

Kanye West and Easing Political Tensions With Digital

Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren DeLisa Coleman

The tension in our country after the passing of the health care bill seems to be at an all-time high. Harsh words, equally now with bullets, have flo...

Black Leaders' Support For Paterson May Buy Time For Governor

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The investigation that could bring down Gov. David Paterson is being led by the man widely considered the favorite to replace him...