“Governor Cuomo has said he wants a comprehensive review of the current criminal justice system and has been talking with interested parties to discuss just that," read a statement from Cuomo's Director of Communications, Melissa DeRosa.
Hundreds have been arrested in ongoing nationwide protests since the announcement of the non-indictment of the NYPD officer who administered a fatal chokehold on Garner. Polling has revealed that most Americans agree in the disapproval of the lack of charges. And it seems, Cuomo is taking action.
A snapshot of the meeting between him and Hov was re-tweeted on the governor's verified Twitter account, as was a link to the statement.
"Over the last week, [Cuomo] has personally spoken with members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, PBA [Patrolmen's Benevolent Association] President Pat Lynch, community activists ... and district attorneys from across the state," the statement continued.
And apparently, this is only the beginning. "[He] looks forward to continuing this dialogue with additional stakeholders in the coming days and weeks.”
Yesterday, it was revealed that Jay has requested a box of "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts. The phrasing, the last words of Eric Garner, has become the collective voice of protesters.
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(Photo: Melissa DeRosa via Twitter)