12th City Council District Community Engagement Day

The day began with a march across Gun Hill Road to Councilman King’s office. Normally the street around the corner would be closed with family activities set up, but that was not the plan this Pandemic Year. 
As the marchers stepped off from Boston Road at every corner to Councilman King’s office the marchers stopped to say a prayer for those who passed away during the Pandemic.

As the marchers near Councilman King’s office on Gun Hill Road, they stop at this corner for a prayer.

Upon arriving at Councilman King’s office there were a few speeches by Councilman King, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (one of the marchers), New Chief of Community Affairs for the NYPD Chief Maddrey, and Ms. Aaliyah Sheppard of the Bronx YEP. 

Councilman Andy King thanks those who marched, and explains why there are no activities this year due to the Pandemic.

Brooklyn Borough President (and mayoral candidate) Adams said that from July 4th over one hundred and fifty Black people have been shot by Black people. Councilman King said that he voted against budget cuts to the Police Department, but that he wanted more accountability by riding the force of the few bad officers. Bottles of hand sanitizer, face masks, and boxes of food were then handed out to the people who came to the 12th City Council District Community Engagement Day. A concert was held later in the evening.

Brooklyn Borough President (and mayoral candidate) Eric Adams speaks with New NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Maddrey standing next to him.
Boxes of food waiting to be handed out.
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