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District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Today I feel very lucky to be a part of the New York City Council. We are considering several bills that treat the causes of violence, with less emphasis on punishing people for problems that could have been prevented.

Violence in our community is not inevitable. To say that violence spreads like a disease is not a metaphor—it is what the science now shows.

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A Problem for All of Us

By redoubling our efforts here, locally, we honor Eric Garner’s life. By continuing to be engaged with moving police-community relations to where they ought to be, we honor Eric Garner’s life.