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"jimani williams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Good morning. I'm Terry McCreadie. At least a dozen people arrested in Albany as the debate over rent. Laws continues James flippin has more. Hundreds of tenants blocked. The lobby of the New York state Senate vocally demanding that rent laws designed to protect tenants would be renewed and expanded and just over ten days the laws on the books affecting things like rent control, and rent stabilization would expire the protesters chanted all nine bills as they want. Things like vacancy decontrol ended New York City public advocate Jimani Williams among those arrested landlords around the state, especially smaller, mom and pop. Property owners say they already face crushing costs and regulations without the rising rents, they need to support them. I'm James flippin w or news, chairman of the House Judiciary committee is rejecting a demand by the department of Justice to halt a contempt of congress vote next week against attorney general Bill bar. Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York sent a letter to the Justice department saying they would not delay bars contempt vote that is scheduled for June eleventh, multiple people facing charges following a shootout Monday night in Westchester county. Officials say to swat team officers were hurt at an Ardley motel while they were executing warrants for several suspects. One suspect identified as forty two year old Samuel birth of west Haven, Connecticut was killed in the shootout. Another man and a woman were taken into custody. The man has been identified as fifty five year-old Darrell Donal, Henry. The woman is twenty six year old Jeff on sucks. Both are from New Haven. The officers were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and have been released. Police are searching for a suspect involved in a shootout on the streets of Amityville this afternoon. Lisa, g reports Suffolk County police detective Lieutenant Kevin. Buyer said one victim was struck in the head and wasn't alleged gang member, but not an MS thirteen I don't want to say.
"jimani williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The Dow was up one hundred ninety three point three quarters of a percent at twenty six thousand three hundred thirty six this is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Mayor de Blasio speaking out against the American Museum of natural history's decision to allow a group to use it space to host Brazil's far. Right. President the Brazilian American Chamber of commerce has held black-tie gala at the museum's hall of ocean. Life for the last. Fifty years on the Brian Lehrer show today, the mayor said allowing the group to honor Zaire Ballo Sonoko this year goes beyond irony. Too shocking contradiction. This is troubling guys very dangerous human being and his dangerous not just because of his over, racism and homophobia because he is unfortunately, the person with the most ability impact what happens to the Amazon going forward. In a tweeted statement, the museum says it's deeply concerned were exploring our options in little more than a week. The city will release a report proposed changes to the city charter the body of law that governs New York. WNYC's bridge Bergen reports that one proposal involves voting remember that special election for public advocate with seventeen candidates on the ballot Jimani Williams one with just thirty three percent of the vote advocates say a better way to run a multi-candidate election is ranked choice voting where voters rank each candidate. If the top vote getter dozen secure a majority votes would be recalculated factoring in voters sex. Enjoy ses Susan learner of common causes this forces candidates to reach beyond their base. They talked to many many more voters in many more communities. Ultimately voters will choose how to change the city's charter in November a man accused of scrawling Grace's graffiti of the historic African burial ground in lower Manhattan has been convicted federal prosecutors say fifty seven year old Ivanilovas of the Bronx was found guilty of vandalism. But a judge did dismiss a disorderly conduct charge. This is WNYC at twelve six support for NPR comes from Oma, a cloud base phone service for small businesses with features to route and provide custom messages to callers. Bouma the smartphone for your business. More at.
"jimani williams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Good morning. I'm sue Guzman. Three people are dead. After an ally are train struck a truck that was on the railroad. Tracks Nassau County. Police Commissioner Patrick Kreider says a Manhattan balanced six thirty six train from Ronkonkoma Penn station struck the chalk at the school street crossing in Westbury about seven thirty last night, causing the train to partially derail automation is three people that were in the three victims that we have on the trash truck was trying to beat the gate and that the train eventually derailed seven train passengers as well were also injured they were taken a Nassau University Medical Center with what is described as minor injuries. Jimani Williams has been elected New York City public advocate and a special election. He fills the seat vacated by Letitia James left to become the state's attorney general the Brooklyn councilman beat out Republican councilman from queens Eric over and fifteen other competitors. Public advocate is the next in line to serve as mayor. If for whatever reason he or she cannot serve President Trump's former lawyer is reportedly planning to publicly accused the president of criminal activities while in office. We have more from correspondent Mary Bruce. This is going to be a really detailed eyewitness account of his time with the president. And it gives these lawmakers chance to grill calling not just about those hush money payments. That were made to stormy Daniels. Not just about that Trump Tower deal in Moscow, but about a wide range of things because of course, Cohen was the quintessential Trump insider before of course, he flipped on the president. Monmouth county jury has convicted a man in the murder of his former high school classmate December of two thousand sixteen we America Tasni strangled Sarah, star an insider Neptune city home, then along with a friend dumped the nineteen year old's body into the shark river. She was never seen again her body. Never recovered but outside the courthouse and freehold Tuesday, her father, Michael. Well, said he could finally rest.
"jimani williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from NPR news in Culver City, California, Dwayne Brown. President Trump has blown up negotiations over a short-term spending Bill insisting on funding for border wall in exchange for keeping the government open the jobs of eight hundred thousand federal workers would be affected by partial shutdown NPR's Mara Liasson has the latest after indicating that he might be flexible as members of congress tried to figure out a way to fund the government after Friday night. President Trump now says his position is very clear at this moment, there is a debate over funding border security and the wall. Also called. So that I give them a little bit of an out steel slats. The president says he won't sign a Bill without money for a wall made of concrete or as he puts it now steal slats. There doesn't appear to be the votes in congress for what the president wants. But after getting pushback from his conservative base who worry he will once again come away empty-handed from an immigration fight. He seems determined to at least fight a little longer for the wall. Mara liasson. NPR news, the Whitehouse. Meanwhile, stocks continue to tumble on Wall Street a day after another big plunge rock markets around the world. The tech heavy. Nasdaq is now down twenty percent from the peak reached in August. The US Treasury Secretary says reaction following the Fed's rate increase yesterday was quote completely overblown. The fan increased its key rate for a fourth time this year, but lowered its projections for twenty nine thousand nine citing the slowing global economy Quattro securities trader Peter Tuchman says interest rates aren't the only factor affecting the markets. I think one of the most significant things going on also his incoherent policies coming out of the White House. The dissemination of information brought to trade and tariffs and everything that is just causing Zayed in stocks finished lower across the board. The Dow dropped four hundred sixty four points down two percent. The tech heavy NASDAQ lost one hundred eight points or one and a half percent. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd city council. Members are offering mixed reactions to the departure of deputy mayor Alicia Glen who oversaw housing and economic Development Council member Laurie Kumbo praised Glenn as a leader who championed women the last project that we worked on most effectively, and I'm so proud of is the statue of Shirley Chisholm that's going to be in Brooklyn, New York right outside of prospect park where Shirley Chisholm was our congress member but council. Member Jimani Williams, criticized Glenn's tenure things on her portfolio just didn't go. Well, she, you know, thought that most of us the council wound up very smart, but it seems to me that she had a portfolio that was not successful. One example, a citywide affordable housing plan that Williams says was not he forcible enough and a Guatemalan immigrant who was profiled by WNYC last month during his journey through the immigration system was released last night from Essex County jail. WNYC's Matt Katz reports who hit John immigrated at thirteen and later became a legal resident through the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, then he legally left the country to visit his dying grandfather he returned but later allowed DACA two laps while he applied for green card. That's when he was arrested by federal immigration agents after thirteen court hearings. A judge ordered him released a month ago this week he finally walked out of jail. And embraced his wife daughter and the baby boy born while he was locked up. I'm so happy because God. You may this day to be with my family. Thanks through the judge. John will get his green card in the mail soon..
"jimani williams" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"To let you go in a minute. We could continue this conversation for hours, and we certainly will continue it again. There's a lot more to discuss their certainly, but we'd be remiss to let you go without asking. And we started the show. I don't think you were quite here yet with city council member Jimani Williams who says if things go as expected tonight with Letitia James, the public advocate becoming attorney general which would open up her seat for public advocate the seat that you ran for in two thousand seventeen against her. There will be a special election for public advocate is that something you're planning to pursue did a great job. But I think he's going to be the front runner right off the bat because of his rent Lieutenant governor. But it's that I love I think the public advocates racist position is phenomenal position to be a counterweight to to a city that is that is very democratic. And you need someone from the other side, there's going to be able to hold the major accountable to some of the things that are happening in New York City, and you can't do that. Unless you have someone that is outside of his political club. So I would be really interested. But as you guys have seen, and if you look at my numbers, you look at some of my writings, I'm as popular with the Republican party base as in TD. It's just a fact. I don't know whether this will be there because my my also talk about charter schools. It also talk about equality at early voting. I'm not changing my dune because I think these things are important, and I don't think there will be enough support there. But it's something I would definitely consider. Well, I'll tell you that some are worse than others. So thanks very much for joining us. Thank you, Jason Polanco. Thank you time. So we are coming to our last five minutes here. We're going to send off our great crowd here at comments cafe with a few final thoughts. And we're also going to look ahead, of course to results. Come in polls, close of course, at nine pm here in New York, New York City, the flip side of some of the issues that you have at your polling locations is that New York City is actually very good about election returns. So we know we know the results fairly quickly here at least from the New York City precincts. But let's go over a few of the final things we want to send people away with a few final thoughts. A couple of things that you're particularly watching for Jared. Well, speaking of results, I'm curious if any of the returns around the country are going to be so close or controversial there's gonna be some sort of dispute, I think the level of distrust and anger the country makes it a very volatile situation. And so hopefully that won't occur. But obviously be very interested in seeing if. Does wanna make a quick programming note before we go on because we were supposed to this earlier? We did advertised that mayor de Blasio is going to be on the show that was confirmed his staff had to pull that last night after we had recorded a lot of promos for it. So we he couldn't be there. Hopefully, he'll be on the show in the future. But yeah, they've they've given us an IOU which was not received kindly, but talk about other time will be at the park slope wind tomorrow. Yeah. Exactly bang a few out with the mayor. Yeah. I was remiss in not mentioning that before my apologies. You know, one of the most important things I'm looking for tonight is the margins in the state wide races. We really in this conversation over the course of almost two hours. We spent very little time discussing the governor's race, the attorney general raise the controller raised and there's good reason for that the polls show that it looks like none of the Republicans have any chance JC Polanco just talked about some of the reasons, you know, that he's very frankly thinks that's the case. And there's obviously just numbers at play that just don't look good for Republicans. However. Keith offer the attorney general candidate, you know, has spent as raised and spent a lot of money in his attorney general race Letitia James is a fairly well known name here in New York City, but really hasn't had much exposure outside the city. So we don't exactly know where the votes gonna come in for her. So that's one worth watching..
"jimani williams" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"I I don't want to toot my own horn. I don't know if I said this on air yesterday, but what I say it was going to be sixty five thirty five. It was sixty five point six to thirty four point four. So toot toot toot toot. But that's not the interesting thing about this at all. What's interesting is Cynthia Nixon? Got over a almost one hundred and fifty thousand more votes. In losing to Andrew Cuomo than Andrew Cuomo got one. He won in two thousand fourteen. In two thousand fourteen Andrew Cuomo beat zephyr teach out. In a similar spread. She got thirty four point, three percent of the vote. Cuomo got sixty five point. Seven percent of the vote. Maybe a little less actually. But he got three hundred and thirty thousand votes. She had one hundred and eighty two thousand. Cynthia Nixon. Got five hundred. Twelve thousand votes. She almost got more than everybody who voted last time. That's how many people came out to vote in this election and. Sadly, Jimani Williams lost. And Tisch James. My second choice zephyr teach out lost and we'll talk a little bit about that. There's some some people theorize that this sort of new democrat style. Congressman jumped into the race as a way of taking votes away from zephyr teach out upstate in, which is exactly what happened. But. The the big news is though, is that members of a. Ah, caucus that would caucus with the Republicans. The IDC. Six out of eight of them lost and. Some to DASA folks like Salazar some to just progressive Democrats, but. The IDC was not even operative anymore largely, I think because of Cynthia Nixon. And yet they still lost relative to two thousand fourteen when they were operative and they all one. So there's definitely obviously something brewing here and we'll talk more about that with with Ben Dixon. But here is an let me just say why. I think. I'm not the only person who thinks that Cynthia Nixon was in large part responsible. Obviously when AFC one that created a lot of energy around these races. But Cynthia Nixon was educating people. I went to a like a house party type of function where she's speaking to people in someone's apartment. And I think it was the first one that she ever did. Or at least as far as I know, and. The top three or four issue she talked about were decriminalizing. Marijuana was getting rid of the IDC. And. Maybe a couple of other smaller issues. And shortly after she did that Cuomo changed stance on both of those things. By the time I saw her two months ago or month ago, there wasn't as many issues for her to land on because he hit already addressed those. So governor Nixon was very successful in that regard. I am not the only person who believes that. I think this is about a week ago maybe a couple of days ago. This was a week ago now, no Tuesday of this week. I think it was. Allesandra Biagio. She is a lawyer worked for a Hillary Clinton in sixteen and in Cuomo's counsel's office ran against Jeff Klein. He was the. The leader of the IDC. And she said the following the moment that Cynthia got into the race. It helped my campaign because she started talking about the IDC almost incessantly. She said every day the IDC the IDC the IDC and for people didn't know what it was. It gave them the education about what had been going on. I'll tell you. There is no doubt the number of people who are aware of the IDC just went through the roof because of Cynthia Nixon. Bring it to the four. I mean, it got some attention in October. There was a campaign that was waged. They used ED Falco, but really Cynthia Nixon was the one who crystallized this, and I would see it at this house parties. People were just like what the ID, what house that legal. How's that possible? So it's a big win even in loss. And this goes to what I think we were saying when they referred to it as the blogosphere. There is value in waging fights and losing. Here is Cynthia Nixon with her concession speech last night in New York. Not only coming for Republicans. It is coming for Democrats to like them..
"jimani williams" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Now I read all that, but I gotta read you two quick comments from today because they're great. Allison wrote in, I'm a new member as well. Very excited to be here. Loved to listen to your sanity. Thank you. Jane VX three said, I'm so eager to see the primary coverage. Thank you guys for covering all these amazing races. I voted absentee for Cynthia and all the progressive candidates running in my area. Thank you guys for giving a platform to these amazing candidates. I voted for for every licenses, twenty sixteen primary seriously poster started calling my cell phone number says, I'm now a quote, unquote, likely voter. I would never have heard of Alexandria, Cossio Cortes zephyr teach out or Jimani Williams without you guys. Thank you Jane really. Appreciate it. Again, that's us a hopefully at our best and and building a progressive movement together, and I just loved that. That's what we do for a living. All right. More news for. Yes. All right. Paul Manafort will take a plea deal. In fact, he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Muller, and this is right before his second trial is set to begin. Now we have done some pretty extensive coverage on his first trial, which did result in eight convictions of for fraud and for failing to register as a foreign agent. And so we don't know exactly what this plea deal contains at the moment. We don't know how he plans on cooperating with Muller, but we do know so far is that the deal is expected to be announced in court tomorrow Friday. And it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and the expense of another trial. So if you are excited about this news just hold because again, we don't know if this is just him saying, right, I'm guilty. Let's just get on with it. Or if he's actually planning to really cooperate in this special investigation. So you know, you got killed convicted on a counts earlier. So facing a maximum eighty years. But in reality, he's more likely to get about seven years. I do. You know why I don't. It's because he's rich, powerful, operate at all. Usually that happens when you take a plea deal, they'll Bill shorten the sentence. He did not cooperate and he was convicted of eight charges. He's supposed to get somewhere around eighty years. He gets seven years. I don't know. It just seems strange. I kid around because he's rich power. What I'm barely kidding. Because if you're poor and you're facing eighty years, you might get seventy. So you might get eighty eighty you end to trial. That's right. And so so the details of that are a different situation than the news of today. But if he's actually facing only about seventy and does a plea deal and on the second set of charges and gets a couple of years more out of that, he might actually make it out alive because the thought was he might see sixty nine years old. He might serve the rest of his life in prison. So that's why he might have done the deal without necessarily giving evidence on Trump. He spent only four hours with prosecutors in the deal that might or might not mean anything for hours by seeing like a lot. But. If they were getting a remove information about collusion with Russia would likely take longer, but it might be the first meeting in there might be meetings afterwards, so, and we might be able to tell them this is breaking right now, right?.
"jimani williams" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"She however is having a very strong challenge once again from the progressive left by somebody named Jimani Williams and it's Jimani Williams is elected. It means that the governor is going to have to run with and likely serve with a Lieutenant governor who. Somebody not of his liking and not of his choosing. And interestingly, if you go back many, many years, the governor's father, Mario Cuomo who also served as governor of New York. The same situation happened to him. He had a handpicked Lieutenant governor. The person ran was not elected in the primary and he was forced to serve with a Lieutenant governor not of his choosing. And I think the biggest concern for the governor here is that Jimani Williams, unlike his father, Lieutenant governor would probably not be as quiet and respectful of the governor. He would probably speak out and he would probably take the governor to task if the governor tried to do things, he didn't agree with. So that's a big race to watch. And I think in both of these cases, you can see what's happening to the Democratic Party here across the nation, which is that it is incredibly fractured between more moderate establishment wing, if you will represented by the governor governor Cuomo and his very close friend, Hillary Clinton, and then the more progressive wing represented by. People like Cynthia Nixon, Bernie Sanders. You know, Jimani Williams and many, many others who are really moving the party to the left. And I think this is going to be something we're going to face in this country. As we go forward into the midterm and the presidential election of twenty twenty a warm of the key issues, it seems impacting the results is going to be turn out because that really does have an impact on which candidates favored. It absolutely does. We've had a very stormy we care. I'm sure you've heard of the storms down south. We don't have something that bad, but we have some rain that depresses turnout. We also because of the Jewish holidays, the election has moved from its standard Tuesday to Thursday, which will depress turn out because it's confusing to people and New York also has the only we are the only state in the nation which splits are primary. So we have a primary for the national races in the spring and a primary for the state races in the fall, and all of those things are designed to help the establishment and keep people who are in office in office unfortunately. And so it's really going to be a question to your point as to how many of the progressive left activists get out and how many moderates get out or stay home in this election. And I really do think that we're hearing, at least in the city. And again, this is a state race, but at least in the city, that turnout has been fairly. Brisk three Thursday primary in the fall. So it'd be a lot to watch out for when those don't start trickling in time. Genie, thank you very much. Feel time today. We'll talk climate change in California in just a moment. I hear some of the other stories have been following today. Britain's dismissed an aisles by the two suspects in the soles enough agent attack is deeply offensive the to mental, the state-run Altea channel. They would tourists who travel to the city to go sight saying Downing Street described the interview as lies and blatant, fabrications, Putin insists the Paris civilians Britain's as the members of Russian military intelligence officials in the United States won't hurricane. Florence could kill a lot of people. It's been downgraded to a category two storm with winds of more than one hundred miles an hour. It still described as very dangerous, Virginia, north, and South Carolina. All in. It's predicted path to his central banks raised its interest rate to twenty four percent try to boost the value of the country's currency. It's an attempt to avoid a collapse of their onto pressure after a diplomatic row with the US and growing international concern about the actions of the Turkish president type. Edwin. This is the molecule daily..
"jimani williams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Wrong time and time again, particularly in this year when there is such a progressive wave, and we are not capturing that fever in the polls. Okay. Yeah. Well, she's right about that. We've had upsets we've had upsets in deep blue states. We had an upset in a reddish state Florida to all right now. Has been googling away Jimani Williams. Yes, that's who was running with Cynthia Nixon. Yeah. So Jimani Williams is running for Lieutenant governor entirely possible that Cuomo wins and Jimani Williams wins for Lieutenant governor. What happens it does Cuomo talk to this guy if he wins Lieutenant governor because they probably have no relationship, and that's happened before we're the. Yeah. Other Marianne check. I think was a Lieutenant governor that the government didn't like then you just send her to like a dairy farm obese and stuff like that was a Lieutenant governor under Cuomo. I think under either Cuomo or carry now, I think you're just making up names. No, no, no, no, look her up Marion Khrushchev. I don't wanna look her up. Well, let's listen to the governor here. Car. Shrill so arrogant and won't take questions can't believe the day before primary the incumbent governor who's running for office third-term ran away from the media. They wouldn't tell the media where they were they ran from them. They didn't want to answer any questions about the Mailer that accused Cynthia Nixon and being anti semitic which did come out of the governor's office approved by one of his highest deputies in the campaign one of his closest advisors. Swertz right. Yep. Yeah. Hope.
"jimani williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Something people are thinking about on this anniversary, then governor Cuomo. Can I think that what we need to be doing is not only talking about threats from without which are very important, but we need to be doing much better job of funding schools, not jails here in New York and police accountability. And if we really want to curtail the violence that's coming from within our state a lot of it is coming from poverty, and a lot of it is coming from disinvestment in our in our young people, particularly are black and Latino kids, and there are ways in which we're criminalizing our kids from the very early. Earliest ages with metal detectors with cops in schools. We know how to really do restorative Justice in our schools, and we need to fund it rather than rather than the over policing, not just of communities of color, but of of children of color of the of the earliest ages, no particular anti-terrorism plan per se. No. Lisa in Brooklyn. You're WNYC with Cynthia Nixon. Hi, thanks for taking my call. Go ahead. Thank you. Mix and your candidacy is compelling for so many reasons for so many of us who are progressive and really want an alternative to the current administration. I think what I need to know to California vote for you is who's on your team who's going to be helping you implement so many of these folks progressive can answer the day to day work of running this, huge state and this enormous city. I won't take my question. I'm sorry. My answer off air, but I would really appreciate some details about who you have lined up to help you run the government. Should you win? So thank you. I mean, I I think that I have assembled a really crackerjack team. We're very we're very bare bones team, but I have hired people who who share my progressive vision who are really creative people who think outside the box. And there are a number of people behind the scenes who have also been working with me on the campaign, and would be would be helping me build my administration. I'm not actually I'm not at liberty to say who those are I will be able to tell you who those people are when I win the democratic nomination. But I will tell you that my administration will be far more transparent will be far more collaborative than Andrew Cuomo that Andrew Cuomo Albany fealty is always first and foremost to the governor and to making him look good and everybody will understand coming into my administration. First of all that it's really. Citing moment for New York to be the progressive bastion that it should be. And that it has the ability to be and that people's allegiance will be to the people of New York and not to to always propping me up and making me the main event. I know you gotta go in two minutes. I'll give you a one minute closing statement open mic to finish. But for the other minute. What are you thinking today about the real controversy started? When you had a cinnamon raisin bagel with locks and Capers it say buzz, cinnamon raisin with locks. Really? I am astonished by how much controversy this seems to have generated. This is my go-to. This is my go-to bagel locks combo this sweet. And the salty is really delicious and don't knock it. If you haven't tried it. Yes. And I would just say, you know, please please turn out and vote on Thursday September thirteenth. There is I not only am I running Jimani Williams effort each out all the IDC challengers. Julia Salazar so many progressive candidates who really wanna make New York all that. It can be don't believe the polls don't believe the hype we have a chance to to strike a blow for real progressivism here in in in New York. But in order to do that everybody has to turn out and vote, Cynthia Nixon. Thank you again for coming in. Thank you so much Brian Brian Lehrer on WNYC, stay with us. Thanks to.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Primary Debate
"Neighborhood network in partnership with the league of women voters of New York stain. Got them use that presents race to represent a Emon election initiative. Hello. I'm Ben max executive editor of Gotham gazette. New York voters will head to the polls on Thursday, September thirteenth for party primary elections in many statewide and local races, including certain party nominations largely on the democratic side for governor attorney general and members of both houses of the New York state legislature also on the democratic primary ballot will be the choice for Lieutenant governor. Today. We're pleased to bring you the first televised debate in the race for the democratic nomination for Lieutenant governor between the two candidates running including the incumbent Lieutenant governor is the second highest ranking official in state government with constitutional duties, including to serve as president of the state Senate and to serve as acting governor. When the governor's out of state the Lieutenant governor becomes governor in the event of the governor's death impeachment or resignation. The race to be the democratic nominee for Lieutenant governor has been closely watched contest and contentious as we head toward the September boat. In just a minute, you'll hear from both candidates on a wide range of issues, including they're very different visions for the role of Lieutenant governor. What they see as major issues facing New York and what they plan to do about them if elected. So let's get to the debate. Joining me are the democratic candidates for Lieutenant governor of New York. The challenger New York City councilmember Jimani Williams, and the incumbent Lieutenant governor Kathy Hoke will. So thank you both very much for being here start with you council member Williams, and we're going to alternate who gets to answer the questions. First council member Williams, you're applying for the job of Lieutenant governor. How do you describe that role? I thank you been for being the moderate for this debate thing. And then for opening this space, I have this question. Thank was hopeful for joining us for this discussion. What I suspect is going to happen. The next thirty minutes is a fundamentally different vision and perception of what the Lieutenant governor's office is can and should be for most Lieutenant governors, including the one I'm debating the Lieutenant governor's office has been one that simply does what the governor says to do for lack of. Terminology is the heirs and the voice and the eyes of the governor. I reject that and I believe that tenant governor's office should be the is the voice and the eyes of the people of the state of New York. I, I believe the job is to serve the people of the state of New York and not any governor. Now, Lieutenant governor should work and partner with the governor, whether it's he or hopefully she when the doing the work of the people of the state of New York productively. But when they're not when the governor says, we have universal Excelsior program, but only three percent of students have it on the governor says that we're banning frac gas, but we have a building plans to have frat gas, come into the state. Someone has to step up stand out and have the courage to say the emperor has no clothes, and that we actually lip service is not matched up with actions. You and the ten governor HOGAN. Can you describe the role, ten governor as you see it delighted to again, thank you. Into my challenge money Williams council member. Thank you for being here today. Very simply. The role of tenant governor officially is to be experienced prepared to step in to serve as governor should the need arise. You also preside over the New York state Senate as its president. But four years ago, the people of the state of New York elected me to be a partner with governor Cuomo because basically they want us to get things done and I'm proud of the record of accomplishment, ripe able to champion causes as the only woman in statewide office that are near and dear to my heart, fighting for women's reproductive rights, ensuring that we have workplaces in college campuses where women can be free from sexual assault and harassment increasing the minimum wage because the majority of minimum wage earners are women, many single heads of household also fighting the heroine opioid crisis, where I personally know the pain is someone who lost a nephew just a few years ago. So I have been launched into an opportunity to. In partnership with the governor, but to use my voice and I sure the council member as a strong Amon, I do not do it. Men tell me to do. I am an independent strong woman and always have been
"jimani williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The nomination was a foregone conclusion after incumbent governor andrew cuomo withdrew from consideration last month the wfp also nominated new york city council member jimani williams for lieutenant governor more than twenty five people have been hospitalized in new york city due to bad reactions to the synthetic marijuana known as k to wabc tv reports police responded to an intersection in brooklyn's bedford stuyvesant neighborhood yesterday police say thirty three people overdosed from k two at the same location in two thousand sixteen no arrests have been made connected with yesterday's overdoses but police say they're looking for the person who distributed the k two and starbucks announced a new policy yesterday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use it's restrooms even if they don't buy anything the new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a philadelphia starbucks company executives have said that it's previous policies were loose and ambig excuse me ambiguous sixty eight degrees right now patchy fog this morning it will be mostly cloudy today with high around eighty degrees support for npr comes from the corporation for public broadcasting and the estate of joan kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investment in the future of public radio and yes we're going to be seeing some fog this morning and along with the cloudy skies today there is a chance for some scattered showers possibly even a thunderstorm this afternoon tonight it will be partly cloudy getting down to a low of sixty degrees there is a lingering chance for some showers tomorrow i can't believe i'm saying this but it looks like there's no rain in the forecast sunny skies getting up to a high around seventy seven degrees this is wnyc.
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"Brian lera on wnyc and in recent weeks we've heard a lot and we've talked about a lot about cynthia nixon's challenge to governor cuomo in the democratic primary but you may not know there's a democratic primary going on for lieutenant governor as well brooklyn city mentioned monte williams announced he will run for the spot against the incumbent cuomo's lieutenant governor kathy hokuto now in case you didn't know new york's governor and lieutenant governor primaries are run separately not as a ticket so if williams toko in september but cuomo was renominated we could see a democratic ticket of cuomo and jimani williams an outspoken progressive council member from flatbush who started public life as a community organizer williams says he wants to be the people's lieutenant governor who had pushed the cuomo administration on things like affordable housing policy police reform and fixing the mta and he's been critical of the current role of the lieutenant governor which has in the past been little more than a booster of the governorship in the daily news williams said the state needs someone who can quote not just give lip service but do things also tramonte williams has been in the news speaking out after the police killing last week of saheed vassal as officers miss tucker curved metal pipe demand was holding for a gun in crown heights dramatic williams joins us now to talk about that case and his run for lieutenant governor councilmember welcome back to wnyc.
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"The same amount of money wnyc relies on a secret the him take at your phone gazelle thieves and look at it wnyc relies on you you're listening to all things considered on wnyc good evening i'm sean carlsson we reported earlier this hour that criminal justice reform was at the top of the agenda at the annual black and latino legislators caucus the event is hosted by the new york state association of black and puerto rican legislators it attracts hundreds of state and local lawmakers and other officials to downtown albany where the weekend kicked off on friday wnyc's fred mogul was there he reports that leaders at the caucus weekender hoping 2018 ease the year criminal prosecutors get a government oversight board many proposed criminal justice reforms are in the air at the annual caucus weekend which draws thousands of community activists from around the state one workshop led by a top aide to governor cuomo discussed a bill that would create an office of conduct to field complaints against prosecutors and sanction them for withholding evidence and other misdeeds city councilman jimani williams who's running ford lieutenant governor praised the current a in brooklyn but said earlier regimes had many more problems when it comes to the froth drew was comecon and other issues where i realize now is though we as they wire response several speakers relayed tales of false accusations and imprisonment but bronx district attorney dr so clark came out against the proposal she said state courts already handle these matters through grievance committees there is a system in place granted it may need some reform or some revisions but there's a place or ready for that da's have also expressed concern that defense attorneys would slow down proceedings with privileged allegations against prosecutors the proposal has put minority law me because from the city in league with john d francisco the senate's powerful.
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"As speaker what will you do to address gender and racial equity within city council before we get to the west of the city if it's really forty two eleven so there are a myriad of ways it's embarrassing and shameful that they're on only eleven women in the new york city council we have to hold ourselves accountable i'm committed to an initiative uh that is being led by women in the council and women are politically in the city called 21 in twentyone which would seek to elect twenty one women and 2021 i am supportive of that i've gone from having a staff of six people as an individual council member to over three hundred people in the city council itself i want to ensure that women people of color lgbt people immigrants are all represented in the council but also across government the conversation that was had with jimani williams robert koernke iin his barron and other folks in the speakers race was an important conversation to have about race and gender in government and in leadership positions i am committed to working with my colleagues working with other stakeholders so that council reflects new york city but also so that government generally we have hundreds of thousands of jobs in new york city and we have to ensure that those job reflect the diversity and breath of our amazing population here in the city had forgotten to a point where if you are elected speaker in the 80s or night 90s as in hiv positive gay man it would have been groundbreaking diversity today since you are white male um hiv positive gay man it's actually not so much well tom duane one of my predecessors i came out as being hiv positive at the height of the aids epidemic in the late eighties and he won a council seat nike ninety one he is a trailblazer a friend in a mentor of mine very brave man i being gay and being hiv positive and growing up in.
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"Bills in these waning days of your city speakership almost forty pieces of legislation this is our guest speaker melissa mark viverito speaking about one of those bills last week and finally constable vote on what is commonly known as the right to know act introduction when eighty 82 d specify council member but he thought this would require that all swarm police officers employed by the nypd offer a business cartoon individual jury certain police interactions and give reason for the law enforcement activity so that was melissa mark viverito speaking ahead of the vote a right to know act last week i also want to play a comment from councilmember jimani williams who noted concerns raised by criminal justice reform advocates about its limitations the police officer asked me for my id and asked where i am going that is not investigatory down so there's not a criminal stop and my id when they will not give me a cart under this bill that is a majority of stopstart included so the right to know act also drawing opposition from the police largest union and talk about what exactly it said let me look you know this has been an issue that we've been discussing for many years and it was a two bills and so basically it is as indicated in in the clip that it is about giving identification giving a car to people that have an interaction with police officers so you know we believe this is a major step forward calcium emerge he thought rests who is.
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"Dot org slash new york new york city council speaker melissa mark viverito presided over her last council meeting yesterday wnyc's bridget bergen reports it was a day marked by debates and celebration council speaker melissa mark viverito hold to remote regions close to the vest i you know i'm a stoic percent which is not to say she can't be moved but for the ninety four th time in her tenure she had a meeting to run speaking from the floor of the chamber she reflected on her time in office twelve years ago when i was first sworn in as the first let the inner first ford thirty kenya to represent my district of about eur east harlem and the bronx i tried to process would that all meant above all she said she was driven by the notion of justice with an emphasis on immigrants in criminal justice reform and not only that we kick ice of rikers island we've got the mayor to agree to close it after thanking colleagues and her staff she shifted gears to the thirty nine pieces of legislation on the end of your dock it noted only the council was voting on the right to know act one part requires police shooting consent before certain searches and was widely supported by reform advocates but those same advocates staunchly opposed another measure sponsored by councilmember richie torres which requires police to identify themselves in certain stops we'll speaking up for his legislation taurus praised mark viverito approach to working with the nypd and approach it eases the nypd and entrenched institution if there ever was one into an ever greater acceptance of reform council member jimani williams opposes the identification bill in argued with the speaker for more time to make his case his mike was cut off i'm gonna ask everyone else maintain the two minutes before thank you i'm i'm saying no ultimately both parts of the right to know act passed along with all the other items on the agenda and just as the meeting concluded the band of puerto rican musicians made a surprise entrance onto the chamber floor and the otherwise stoic mark viverito choked out these final words thank.
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"The inmate who is non courage of no one wants to talk about the inmate whose behaviour will not or they can't change they only want to talk about what we do as law enforcement offices to protect ourselves and the inmates and the civilians and the other people who are behind bars for whatever reason even the advocacy groups when you begin to ask the question also set the border corrections meeting earlier this month and is one of the the the people on the panel is name as dr cohen robert cohen and he is a member of the board of corrections and he was upset at this meeting because we have an inmate named john doe who a new york a new york supreme court judge signed an order allowing us in the apartment of corrections so lock him down to put him on permanent lock dan and this board member on the board of corrections was upset that he's on permanent locked down but when i said to the board member what do you want us to deal with them because this particular inmate has stabbed and slash more than forty inmates correction offices and civilians your upset that he's on permanent lock down we have city council people who are upset about punitive segregation by jimani williams janas rodriguez daily drone we have people who off upset that we have is this in may on lock down but none of them want to answer the question what do we do with him he's already proving that he's not capable of living amongst the civilized he stabbed this particular inmate we took this inmates at a hospital this inmate attempted to take the gun of a new york city correctional so they wrestled with him as he tried to take the gun and he said to them if i were that get possession of the gun i would woulda blue your brains up and we have a a board member on the board of corrections robert cohen who's up set that this inmate was put on permanent down by a bronx supreme court judge i believe his name was barrett and this is the.