Monday, April 10, 2017


(Download parade application below, fill it out and email it back to ndiego@council.nyc.gov)



SCORES MARCH FROM 'FEARLESS GIRL" TO MARCUS GARVEY PARK

New York City Council Member Andy King (in red) joined the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York on Sunday in a solidarity march to raise awareness for 64,000 missing Black women and girls.  The march commenced at the "Fearless Girl"  at Morris Street and Broadway and concluded at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan. 






STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REGARDING
RAISING THE AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN NY STATE TO 18

"A struggle for righteousness had a victory last night as my neighbor and representative in Albany, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie,  brokered an agreement that will by and large lead to boys and girls no longer being tried and incarcerated  in the adult criminal justice system," said Council Member Andy King (12th C.D./Bronx). "I thank Speaker Heastie, Governor Cuomo, Senators Stewart-Cousins, Klein and Bailey, and the countless champions of this movement that stuck their necks out for this issue during the past week and did the right thing. The people of New York are finally in the 21st century on this issue and it's time for the good people of North Carolina to follow suit."

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Fine to Drink the Water!
And other news from NYC Council Member King

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2017


Statement From Council Member Andy King Regarding FDNY’s New Anti-Hazing Policy
“The FDNY’s decision to overhauled its anti-hazing policy to bring about stricter disciplinary actions
to those who inflict acts of hazing on their fellow firefighters is commendable. I want to thank Fire
Commissioner Daniel Nigro for hearing the concerns of the New York City community and taking
quick action to put a new policy in place. I hope the new policy will be followed throughout our city’s
fire stations immediately. Although I have not seen the new five-page policy, I want to applaud the
New York Post for doing its due diligence in bringing this under reported news to light in its Sunday
article “FDNY quietly issues tougher anti-hazing policy against abuse claims”

http://nypost.com/2017/04/02/fdny-quietly-issues-stricter-anti-hazing-policy-after-abuse-claims/

I appreciate the serious reporting done by the New York Post staff that will now allow more light to be
shined on this new policy. This reporting helped to put pressure on the FDNY to address a
longstanding problem within its ranks, which I called attention to at a press conference in February in
Brooklyn with members of The Vulcan Society, United Women’s Firefighters and attorneys of victims.
And, it sends a message to the entire force that this behavior is unacceptable at best and at worst,

criminal.