The New York State legislature’s Black, Hispanic and Asians Caucus is reacting to events in Baltimore and is calling for swift action on a package of criminal justice reforms that have been stalled in the state Senate.
The caucus members say they’ve grown weary of incidents where African Americans die after encounters with police. Assemblyman Michaela Blake represents portions of the Bronx.
“Baltimore is happening in the Bronx, “ Blake said. “It can happen anywhere.”
Blake says the young people involved in the riots are not thugs or criminals.