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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, and daughter of Haitian immigrants issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s mass expulsion of Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“I am absolutely disgusted with the Biden Administration and the inhumane treatment of our Haitian sisters and brothers in Del Rio, Texas.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home early this morning in Pèlerin, Port-au-Prince. He was 53.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH N. LOUIS

“I am heartbroken that Haiti’s president was killed and his wife injured, while an entire nation compounded by health and political crises grows weary about their future.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after the NYPD launched an investigation into the suspicious death of 12-year-old Romy Vilsaint in East Flatbush.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“Romy was only 12 years old and his life was invaluable, worth far more than the $1 dare that cut his life short and left his family searching for answers.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after five people were shot before 7 a.m. in separate incidents of gun violence on Sunday. All victims are listed in stable or critical condition.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“It is unnerving for the families of Council District 45 to be awakened by the sound of multiple gunshots in the middle of the night.

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after 17-year-old Devonte Lewis was shot in the chest and hand outside of the Urban Dove Charter School on Thursday afternoon. He later died from his injuries at Kings County Hospital.  

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“I am outraged that 17-year-old Devonte Lewis will never receive his high school diploma, celebrate his 21st birthday, or change our community because he was killed in broad daylight, just steps outside of his school.

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“George Floyd pleaded for his life while pinned to the ground for nearly nine minutes under the knee of a man who abused his authority, betrayed his oath, and disgraced his badge.

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota was charged with second-degree manslaughter after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Wearing a badge should not guarantee impunity for police officers whose excessive use of force result in the death of a civilian.

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NEW YORK–Today, Council Member Farah Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“No logic or apology could ever excuse the fatal shooting of yet another Black man in Minnesota.

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“As one of the communities hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, our recovery has been among the slowest because of the racial disparities and limited resources. Despite the public health statistics, vaccination hubs have not been close to those who need it most. With the number of eligible New Yorkers growing and new variants on the rise, it is imperative that we remove the barriers to give Black and Brown families a fighting chance.

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NEW YORK – Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucusjoined community advocates, faith leaders, and elected officials at a rally against hate on Sunday following anti-Asian violence in New York City and Georgia.

Last Tuesday, eight people were fatally shot at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area.

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