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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

BROOKLYN, NYCouncil Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after the arrest of an alleged suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Sunset Park High School student, Derek Trujillo. He was the victim of gun violence during the pandemic while in Flatbush. 

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The lawsuit filed today by New York State Attorney Letitia James confirms the painful truth that we have known for years. Members of the NYPD have persistently used excessive force without hesitation or meaningful consequence –  particularly against Black and Brown New Yorkers. It is shameful that peaceful protesters pursuing racial justice experienced unthinkable violence inflicted by those sworn to protect and serve eerily similar to the events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.

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BROOKLYN, NY ⁠– Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after 24-year-old Saqueo Mejia, a dump truck driver for Brooklyn-based Prime Junk Removal was killed when he was pinned between two of the trucks in Flatbush. The accident is under investigation by the NYPD.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“On Friday, Saqueo Mejia, a resident of Sunset Park was killed tragically in East Flatbush, where he worked as a dump truck driver to support his family.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of New York City Council Women’s Caucus, released the following statement after the city of Louisville, Kentucky announced a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) worker was fatally shot in her home on March 13 by police officers who have not been charged for her wrongful death six months later

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“No dollar amount could ever alleviate Tamika Palmer of the heartache that she has endured since the death of her daughter by Louisville police six months ago.

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We Will Never Forget

Nineteen years later, we remember…

The attacks that forever altered our lives, but not who we are as New Yorkers —resilient and united in the face of tragedy. 

The acts of heroism that inspired hope despite the tremendous loss that we shared.

We honor the memories of the loved ones that we lost on this day, in the weeks, months, and years that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Every year, the neighborhoods of East Flatbush and Crown Heights come to life with the sights, sounds, and aromatic scents of the Caribbean. Although this year’s J’Ouvert and West Indian American Day Carnival Parade were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, there was an unauthorized gathering that resulted in a shooting. Five people, including a six-year-old boy and his mother, who were not affiliated with the illegal festivities, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot at close range several times in the back by Kenosha police as he attempted to enter his vehicle occupied by his sons. Although he survived, he is paralyzed from the waist down, and it is unclear whether his current condition is permanent.

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CITY HALL, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte to announce that a new recreation center will be built at Nostrand Playground in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

The amenities will include an indoor pool and kitchen for cooking classes, using capital funding shifted from the NYPD to Parks in the Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted Budget.

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after multiple shootings across this city led to one fatality and struck seven innocent bystanders including an 11-year-old boy in East Flatbush while sitting on a stoop. His leg injury was not life-threatening and he remains in stable condition. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“This week, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg by a stray bullet while sitting on his stoop.

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