Join State Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams in Crown Heights tonight for a criminal justice town hall, an interactive discussion in which experienced practitioners and community leaders in criminal law will offer their views on criminal justice reform and the death of unarmed civilians.

WHAT: All Lives Matter Town Hall

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 6:00pm

WHERE: St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, 260 Eastern Parkway (between Classon and Franklin avenues)


Charles Coleman, Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Charles Coleman


Councilman Carlos Menchaca, District 38

Councilman Carlos Menchaca

Norman Siegel, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Attorney

Norman Siegel

Evelyn Laporte, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County

Justice Evelyn Laporte

Amanda Jack, Criminal Defense Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services

Amanda Jack

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  1. We do not need our legislators sitting in town hall meetings “discussing” criminal justice issues. We need them to create legislation and policy that counteracts the years of mass incarceration policy and increase the amount of public accountability and oversight of the police departments in this state. Additionally, they must focus their time and attention on creating law and policy that will improve access to jobs that pay living wages and increase the availability of affordable housing. All of these BS “forums” and “town halls” on problems that we are all completely aware of is preventing them from doing the real policy work that will actually change these conditions. Thanks.

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