Pass the Chokehold Bill NOW

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Passing the Chokehold Bill is a crucial step towards saving the lives of Black New Yorkers and ending police brutality.

Background on the bill from NY1 & Justice League NYC: The City Council will vote on two controversial pieces of legislation aimed at increasing transparency and changing practices at the NYPD.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will hold a vote on a bill that would criminalize the use of a chokehold.

The chokehold proposal has long been opposed by the de Blasio administration.

The bill was first introduced by Councilman Rory Lancman in 2014, shortly after the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put into a chokehold by a police officer.

De Blasio has said he would use his veto power — which he has yet to use since taking office — to block the bill.