Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is threatening to block the city from collecting property taxes unless there’s an NYPD hiring freeze and an overhaul of the school safety agent program.
The budget may have ultimately passed in the City Council last night, but it's not the end of the story yet. Among those who say the city budget doesn't go far enough in its measures to defund the NYPD is Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
"The charter is abundantly clear that the public advocate has to sign the tax forms that allows the city to collect the taxes. In fact, soon after the budget passed, that tax form was sent to me and I won't be signing it," said Jumaane Williams.
New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams plans to introduce a bill mandating all NYPD body-worn camera footage be released five days from the time video was captured.
“You can no longer hide behind your black wife and children, not anymore,” Jumaane Williams, the city’s public advocate, said last week during an online news conference.
New York City’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams, has become a champion to many protesters who are demonstrating against police violence. Now some hope that he may run for mayor next year.
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says the state isn’t doing enough to protect inmates from COVID-19. “Many of us have been pleading and saying that Rikers Island in particular and others across the state are Petri dishes for the coronavirus.”
Jumaane Williams, an accomplished councilman with a heart for the underdog, is the best choice for public advocate