Monday, April 10, 2017


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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.

I Bet You Didn't Know About This...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement From Council Member Andy King Regarding the Quitting of Officer Richard Haste Upon News of His Recommendation for Termination  


"After five years it has come to this?  While I thank Judge Maldonado and the NYPD professionals involved in the administrative trial that led to the guilty conviction of Richard Haste, I can't say that I'm pleased Richard Haste was allowed to leave on his own terms instead of formally being fired by the Department.  This is someone unfit for this line of work and I am pleased that he will no longer wear a badge and his violation of department policies has been publicly established.  In the same breath, I will not say that I feel that justice has been served. Someone has yet to be held accountable for the murder of one of New York's children. Richard Haste was not the only officer involved in this killing. When will the trials for Sergeants Morris or McLoughlin start? We are still waiting," said Council Member Andy King, who represents the 12th Council District where teenager Ramarley Graham lived and was killed.



  

Council Member Andy King Tax Lien Sale Outreach Session


Your Opinion Counts! 

 

Hello Friends,

The YMCA of Greater New York is planning to build a new 55,000 square foot YMCA Community Center in the Northeast Bronx. Located at 229th Street and Schieffelin place, this new YMCA will include a wide-variety of programs for residents of all ages.

Through this survey, we want to gain your input on the program offerings and services to be provided, and how we can make this space welcoming to all community residents.

We will also be hosting a community event at Community Board 12 on April 5th, 2017, to close out the survey. Please click link below to complete the survey by April 5th, 2017 

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Catch up on past E-Newsletters from Council Member Andy King

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING LOOKS AHEAD AT PROJECTS COMING TO 12TH COUNCIL DISTRICTS
BRONX – Surveying his past four years in office, New York City Council Member Andy King (12th C.D.) delivered his fourth State of the District Address on Sunday (March 12th) before a packed house at the North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church on Bronxwood Ave.

Council Member King, who reviewed his 12-Point Plan for the 12TH Council District with more than 700 Bronx residents, friends and special guests in attendance, discussed upcoming and future projects, which include affording housing for working families through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the renovation of Agnes Haywood Park, capital funding to schools in the 12th Council District, expense funding to community-based organizations, funding for NYCHA developments and youth programs as well as DOT and DSNY needs in the 12th Council District.

NYC CELEBRATES THE FIRST OFFICIAL OBSERVANCE OF
THREE-FIFTH CLAUSE AWARENESS DAY


NEW YORK -- The City of  New York observed for the first time “Three-Fifth Clause Awareness Day on Sunday, March 5th”  with a special program  that took place at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan. 

This FREE event included Rob Nelson, weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter at WABC-TV, who will moderate a panel discussion with Dominic Carter, political commentator for Verizon Fios/RNN News; Bertha Lewis, Founder and CEO of Black Institute and Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Mosque # 7, New York City; Arthur Cheliotes, president, Communications Workers of America Local 1180; and Gabriel J. Christian, Esq., Law Firm of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC.

The Three-Fifth Clause (Article 1, Section2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787) was demanded by Southern supporters of slavery as a way of increasing their congressional representation and political power. They wanted slaves to be counted as full persons but settled on three-fifths. People of African descent would have had no real rights either way. The three-fifths clause was enforced until the post-Civil War 13th Amendment freed all enslaved people in the United States, the 14th amendment gave them full citizenship, and the 15th Amendment granted black people the right to vote. However, the “three-fifth clause” language was never removed from the Constitution.

Last year, Council Member Andy King introduced legislations in the City Council calling on the federal government to add an amendment to add language that directly negates the Three-Fifth Clause by stating that African-Americans are 100 percent whole individuals and declare March 5th as “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City. The New York City Council unanimously passed both legislations and March 5, 2017, begins the official observance of “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City.