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Debate over policing and solitary confinement bills dominates Queens community board meeting


Jan. 26, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a southeast Queens community board meeting on Monday, elected officials debated two public safety bills that overwhelmingly passed in the city council that were subsequently vetoed by the mayor.  The city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams, and Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers joined the virtual monthly Community Board 13 meeting to discuss the legislation, with one bill requiring police officers to document low level civilian stops and the other limiting solitary confinement in the city’s jails. One of the mayor’s senior advisors, Tiffany Raspberry, joined the call to defend the vetoes and a debate ensued.  …
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