Video: Jumaane Williams on His Arrest & Possible Statewide Run; Tom Robbins on Wayne Barrett’s Legacy

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Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams on the set of 112BK with the author.

Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams had a busy few days before he came on the set of BRIC-TV’s daily news and culture show, 112BK. He was arrested protesting the detention of a leading immigration-rights advocate, raised questions about the use of force during that arrest, and indicated he’s considering a run for lieutenant governor–a post that might have a low profile but is where three of our past seven governors sat before rising to the top chair. (That interview starts at 3:05).

After that, I met with fellow Village Voice alum Tom Robbins (also a predecessor as editor of City Limits) to talk about our friend Wayne Barrett, who died a year ago Friday. We discuss his incredible commitment to truth-telling and the reporting initiative that has been launched to carry on his mission.

Finally, I offer a top five list of ways Jets and Giants fans can survive and maybe even enjoy the last three weeks of what for them has been a disappointing NFL season. (Spoiler alert: I don’t dislike soccer as much as I let on.)

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