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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) issued the following statement after Christian Cooper asked Amy Cooper to put her dog on a leash as per park regulations. Moments later, Ms. Cooper made a 911 call falsely claiming that an African-American man was threatening her life in Central Park.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“When individuals like Amy Cooper feel that they can make frivolous 911 calls, we must continue to further evaluate how our justice system determines criminality –

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Today, I saw that yet another unarmed black man was killed—by a reckless Minneapolis officer who pierced his neck with his knee until he lost consciousness and later died.

These black men are fathers, sons, our brothers who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

My heart is with the family and loved ones of #GeorgeFloyd who is among the countless men and women killed during police encounters every year.

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Calls for Implementation of Local Community Orgs to Monitor Public Compliance of Public Health Mandates of Social Distancing and Face Coverings to Stop Spread of COVID-19

BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) issued the following statement after NYPD officers assaulted then arrested 22-year-old Kaleemah Kozier in front of her child after refusing to properly cover her mouth and nose with a covering at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after Officer Francisco Garcia used excessive force against 33-year-old Donni Wright during NYPD enforcement of the social distancing mandate at the intersection of 9th St. and Avenue D in Manhattan on Saturday. Wright had a taser pointed at him; was slapped, punched, dragged, before Officer Garcia kneeled on his hand;

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) introduced two bills intended to increase public safety during the first-ever virtual Stated Meeting of the New York City Council.

Towards the close of 2019, numerous reports shook our communities when a multitude of women had gone missing, exposing a larger systemic issue that had not gathered enough attention.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Mark Gjonaj, Chair of Small Business, and Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) introduced a food safety bill during the inaugural virtual Stated Meeting. Intro 1921 would require third-party food delivery services and food service establishments to display sanitary inspection letter grades online.

The introduction of this piece of legislation could not be more timely as city residents and small businesses have undergone drastic changes due to COVID-19, namely, shifting to delivery and take-out only.

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BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis , Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement after sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was sentenced today to serve twenty-three years in prison.

“Today’s verdict brings a sigh of relief and a victory for survivors of sexual violence everywhere. Unfortunately, it is rare that the law works to the advantage of survivors, but today is different—and the bravery and resiliency of each of the accusers cannot be understated.

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BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a video depicting excessive use of police force and aggression towards an unarmed young black man named Fitzroy Gayle in Canarsie went viral.

“I stand in solidarity with Fitzroy Gayle and the countless men of color throughout this city who have been targeted, tackled, and traumatized by one or MORE encounters with the NYPD.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a uniformed NYPD officer was shot in a marked police van in the Bronx on Saturday by an unidentified man who asked for directions. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was later rushed to Lincoln Hospital by his partner

“Every day, members of the New York City Police Department patrol our communities and put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe.

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Today, I am calling on America to stand with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Since December 28th, 2019 and each day since then, the media has been flooded with images of an island in crisis following a major earthquake. The earthquake—the strongest to hit the island in over a century— has knocked out power, displaced thousands, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

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