A nationwide, youth-led campaign to muzzle gun violence made a stop in Port Morris on Friday, bringing an urgent message to Bronx residents: Vote for change.
Assemblyman Michael Blake said an incident in which an officer used force on him in July is symptomatic of how NYPD treats black citizens. The NYPD denies the cop was out of line, and says it is investigating. Meanwhile, the Assemblyman says, the announcement that a new NYPD commish is replacing Bill Bratton is a hopeful sign.
Despite voting to keep to keep the heavily-favored incumbents in office, Mott Haven voters had no shortage of advice on just what their elected officials should be doing to improve the lives of their constituents.