114 Minutes With Jumaane Williams

EXCERPT: On a recent Monday morning, 37-year-old City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams drives from Brooklyn into Manhattan, his radio blasting Jadakiss, and slides his BMW into a parking space near City Hall. A few blocks away, the trial of Floyd et al. v. City of New York—the lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policies—is about to kick off another week of testimony. “This is 2013. It’s not like 1963,” Williams says, walking toward the federal courthouse in a black corduroy jacket, dreadlocks tied back. “It’s crazy. I don’t understand why we have to argue in court that you shouldn’t profile people simply by how they look.”

For more, read this New York Magazine profile.

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commented 2013-11-06 18:14:50 -0800 · Flag
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