The police riot comes at a moment when the department’s budget could be on the chopping block.
Sign-making, first aid and food distribution stations, a “People’s Library,” banners reading “Defund the Police” and “Black Lives Matter,”…
We spoke with the freshman congresswoman while she campaigned in Queens and the Bronx this week about Black Lives Matter, the way power works in Washington and what she hopes the country will look like when she is the same age as her mentor, Bernie Sanders.
Bowman’s opponent, longtime Congressman Eliot Engel, was recently heard on a hot mic confessing he “wouldn’t care” to speak out against police brutality if it weren’t for the election. His primary residence is in Maryland.
Demonstrators in Queens and around the country gathered to mark the holiday and to call for racial justice.