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Public Advocate to Block Tax Collection Unless NYPD Enacts Hiring Freeze

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says he’ll block NYC from collecting taxes if the city doesn’t enact a hiring freeze on the NYPD. » Subscribe to NowThis: » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: In US news and current events today, in light of the Black Lives Matter protests and George Floyd protests that have risen around the world after the police killing of George Floyd, many politicians have been vocal about their demands for police reform, some even going so far as the call to defund the police. In light of systemic police racism, police violence and police brutality, advocates like NYC public advocate Jumaane Williams is adamant that decisive action must be taken. Jumane Williams, in this Jumaane Williams interview, states that he will block tax collection in New York City unless mayor Bill DeBlasio and the NYPD enact a hiring freeze, one of many measures that can make a dent in the defund NYPD and their massive, multi-billion dollar budget. Jumaane Williams speech and actions during the massive NYC protests have put him on the forefront of the movement within New York City, and unless drastic action is taken, the protests will not stop and the taxes will not be collected. #JumaaneWilliams #DefundthePolice #BlackLivesMatter #NYC #News #NowThis #NowThisNews

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