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Jumaane Williams

What the Mayor's Housing Plan Should Include and Why

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

New York City funnels billions of dollars annually into the growth and enrichment of our city. It is time we dedicate our resources to building housing that is truly affordable, for all.

Pressure Mounts To Investigate NYPD Killing Of Unarmed Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

A group of New York lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice conduct an investigation i...

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...

Who Will Be The New York City Council Speaker?

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

By Sebastien Malo, The New York World Primary wins shape contest for council speakerWhile the election for City Council speaker is still months aw...

Now That's Something

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York
Spencer Wolff

A long and bitter fight ended Thursday with the override of the mayoral veto and the passage of the Community Safety Act.

A Late Night, a Brighter Day

Brad Lander | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Brad Lander

I would never vote for something that I believe would compromise the safety of families in our community. But we cannot keep New York City safe by profiling our neighbors based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

Public Safety for All?

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

What the mayor offered New Yorkers Tuesday was a pep rally for his failing proposition that our city has to choose between better policing and safer streets, between saving lives and protecting our Constitutional rights.

NYPD Inspector General Plan Moves Forward, But Political Jockeying Continues

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Matt Sledge

The intense jockeying around the proposed law to create an NYPD inspector general continues, even after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn ...

WATCH: City Council Clashes Over Stop-And-Frisk

Posted 10.11.2012 | New York

A New York City Council hearing on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program on Thursday culminated with two council members engaging in a heated back-and-for...

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Dear Occupy Wall Street: I congratulate you on what you have achieved and I hope you take time to decide how the movement will move forward in a constructive manner. Occupy a new space? Get involved electorally? Actively work to reform policy?

PHOTO: Councilman Roughed Up By Cops During Occupy Protest

Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

While nearly 200 people were arrested during Monday's Occupy Wall Street protests, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams was pushed by an NYPD off...

PHOTOS: The West Indian Day Parade

| Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

By DNAinfo Staff CROWN HEIGHTS — Thousands of people clad in feathers, flags and bejeweled bikinis poured into Crown Heights Monday for the 45th ...

Racist Facebook Cops Punished

Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

The NYPD has disciplined 17 of the department's cops who took part in a racist Facebook page titled "No More West Indian Day Parade Detail." NYPD s...

Former City Official Suing NYPD For West Indian Day Parade Assault

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

A former city official is suing the NYPD, claiming cops tripped him during last year's West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. Kirsten John Foy, who at...

Christopher Mathias

PHOTOS: 11 People We Met At The Silent March Against Stop And Frisk

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.18.2012 | New York

Thousands of protesters held a silent march against NYPD stop-and-frisks Sunday, marching on Fifth Avenue along Central Park from 110th Street down to...

Cops Shoot And Kill Unarmed Woman After Car Crash

Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

Tensions are high between Brooklyn residents and the NYPD after an unarmed 23-year-old woman was fatally shot by an NYPD officer in East Flatbush Thur...

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced; NYPD Thinks It's Unnecessary

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Members of the New York City Council are introducing a bill Wednesday that would create an independent inspector general's office to oversee the NYPD....

Christopher Mathias

Councilman Slams Stop And Frisk, Says Bloomberg's 'Ass-Backwards' On Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York

City Councilman Jumaane Williams thinks Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is "ass-backwards" in its approach to gun violence, and that the mayo...

Whites Can't Get Arrested in NYC: Police Refuse to Arrest White Protesters at Police Headquarters

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Jesse Levine

White activists blocked the entrance of the NYPD headquarters at One Police Plaza, on Saturday, May 12, drawing attention to the city's ever-increasing, racially-skewed marijuana possession arrests.

Officials Sue NYPD Over #OWS Response

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Four lawmakers sued the city Monday over its handling of the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying police conduct is so problematic that the...

Attorney General Looking Into NYPD Stop And Frisks

Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

In keeping with a 2010 campaign promise, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing the controversial practice of NYPD stop-and-fr...

My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon

Dan Cantor | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Dan Cantor

We ask the police to deal with problems the rest of us want to ignore. We stop-and-frisk because we aren't able to educate-and-employ.

Liberal Groups Decry NYPD Spying On Liberal Groups

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A coalition of politicians and civil rights activists criticized the New York Police Department on Wednesday for monitoring political grou...

LOOK: NY Post's Front Page Calls Trayvon Supporters 'Race Hustlers'

Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

The New York Post front page Tuesday insinuates that three black New York lawmakers (Senators Kevin Parker, Bill Perkins, and Eric Adams) wearing hood...