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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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This Memorial Day, I am holding all the lives lost to combat close to my heart. I am reflecting on their sacrifices that provide the security that allow us to enjoy life. I am thinking of their families and loved ones left behind and pray that they may know peace in the face of loss. Dedicating one’s life to one’s country is immeasurably brave and beautiful.

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim brothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends! May Allah bless you and your families with safe, joyful celebrations as you break fast and enjoy one another. Ramadan is a time to give oneself to God and others— through fasting, avoiding malice and anger, forgiveness, and giving to charitable causes. We can all learn a great deal from Ramadan’s lessons of patience and mercy.

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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the woman and the village of women who raised and shaped who you are as a person. To all the Mothers, Mother-to-be, and Mothers who have lost children, and those who have lost their Mothers due to natural causes or the novel Coronavirus, I wish peace to you on this day and hope that you are spending it with loved ones.

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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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Ramadan Kareem

Tonight, Muslims throughout our community will welcome the beginning of Ramadan.

During the month-long observance, every household will fast and pray from sunrise to sunset, when they will then share a meal to break their fast.

Despite these challenging times as we remain distant to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is our faith and family that will help us overcome adversity. 

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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 — 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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